97-03 ball joint replacement

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  1. iowaredneck

    iowaredneck Administrator Staff Member

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    hey all,

    forgot to add this up last week. i replaced all 4 ball joints. i used this video to help me through the process so instead of trying to record my own i thought i would just share this one.

    hope it helps you.


    F150 Squeaky Ball Joint Replacement - YouTube
     
  2. Auburnfan400

    Auburnfan400 Longbed done right!

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    How long did it end up taking you? Took me all afternoon when I did mine last year haha
     
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    about 4 hours or so. i wasn't in a hurry and took my time so yea wasn't too bad
     
  4. Pity7700

    Pity7700 oh umm...uhh?

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    thanks iowa.

    i thought the bottom ball joints were much harder to do than that. that video makes it look much easier.

    the uppeer ball joint/contol arm is easy to install. i had mine done in about an hour or less. i will say that my arm did not come off as easy as the parts in the video did lol. i beat the hell out of the arm and it took a while to pop the joint out of the knuckle with the pickle fork.

    one thing i wish i would have done when i put the new arm on was install them eccentric cams for alignment. might have to this summer.
     

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