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Old 09-22-2006
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Ford and there parts....

Well I was working on my truck today, changing out the balljoints when I ran into a problem. THe lower ball joint came out easy but the top one gave me porblems. I tryed and tryed to get it out...I took off the control arm and everything...finally it just shatterd. So I contact Ford to see about a new upper control arm and then they tell me that the upper ball joint and control arm are all one piece. I mean what the hell. I needed that info before I took one hour trying to get it off and I broke a Balljoint removing clamp. WHy do they make it so compliacted.
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I hate to say it but there have been a few posts about this in the past couple weeks. I have done mine and they are one peice upper arms unless you get moogs and they are removable if they have to replaced later.
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damn, i feel like an idiot
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What you need. The upper control arms are about $110~130 each and the lower ball joints are about $35 each. The tie rod ends are about $25 each.

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These numbers are for with Rangers with torsion bar suspension ONLY (98+ 4x4, 2000 Trailhead, 2001+ Edge).


DS one-piece UCA 98~2006:
(MOOG K8708T):

UCA w/replaceable/greasable ball joint


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PS one-piece UCA 2003 1/2~2006:
(MOOG K80068)

UCA w/replaceable/greasable ball joint
Similar appearance to K8708T above but with slightly different ball joint offset.


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PS 2-piece style ball joint carrier only 98~2003 1/2
(MOOG K8710T) :

Carrier w/replaceable/greasable ball joint
Note: this part is discontinued and may not be available. The entire 2-piece PS UCA assembly can be replaced by the 1-piece K80068.


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Lower ball joint only 98+
Greasable, fits DS and PS
(MOOG K8695T)


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Outer tie rod ends
Greasable, fits DS and PS
(MOOG ES3461)

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yeah, i finally got the one piece control arm from the ford dealersihp. Cost me $163
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dang russ, sorry you had that happen... so you have it all back together for sunday?
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ya, the uppers are stupid, dont no y they made them 1 piece, but u gotta change the whole arm.
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