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Replacing upper and lower ball joints 99 ranger

Ok i dont feel like paying a shop 500$ to do this so im going ot tackle it myself. Any how too articles on doing it? Any advice? What kind of tools will i need?

btw its a 99 ranger 4cyl 5spd single cab
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I Think you need to find a new shop they did my lower ones for 178
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Read the articles here (search), rent a balljoint press (free with refundable deposit), comes with instructions, get a pickle fork and a big hammer and about 3 hours later your done. Get an alignment after, like right after.

I got my truck, never even changed a flat tire, knew squat about mechanics. First thing I had to do was balljoints. Got it done in 3 hours, both sides.
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i heard you cant replace them on a 99 you gotta do the whole control arm is that true? That sucks if it is cause i already bought the replacement ball joints...
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i heard you cant replace them on a 99 you gotta do the whole control arm is that true? That sucks if it is cause i already bought the replacement ball joints...
That's true for the uppers, but the lowers can be replaced.
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That's true for the uppers, but the lowers can be replaced.
Wrong again...

It depends on what arms you have. I believe if you have the 4wd, you can replace the upper arms with Moog arms, which after that you can just replace ball joints. If you have a 2wd, you can replace ball joints all day without replacing arms.
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Wrong again...

It depends on what arms you have. I believe if you have the 4wd, you can replace the upper arms with Moog arms, which after that you can just replace ball joints. If you have a 2wd, you can replace ball joints all day without replacing arms.
My bad, your correct!

http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/de...QQMOK8738.html
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I was going to start a new thread, but I figured I'd ask here.
I'm in the middle of replacing the upper and lower ball joints on my 98 4x4 Ranger, and I'm encountering some conflicting information. Do you have to remove the spindle from the axle? A few people claim to be able to do it in place, and I'm finding it to be a huge pain in the rear.
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