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Old 04-27-2007, 08:58 PM
Join Date: May 2005
Vehicle: 1998 Ford F150
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1998 F150 Lower Ball Joints???

Doing my best to install lower ball joints in my truck. Problem is how do I get everything out of the way to press them out?
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Old 04-27-2007, 09:00 PM
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Location: St. Charles, MO
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The upper ball joint, shock, spring, hub, etc must all come off in order to remove the A arm. Might as well do shocks and the upper ball joints while you're in there...

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Old 04-27-2007, 09:05 PM
Join Date: May 2005
Vehicle: 1998 Ford F150
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This is a 4x4 is there anything else special I need to know?
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Old 04-27-2007, 10:26 PM
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just did mine and all i did was remove the shock, pull the front half shaft, drop the lower ball joint out of the controle arm, and then tie up the calliper and the brake cylinder with a strap of some sort(as high as possible). Use the ball joint puller to remove and replace the joint and reverse the process.. Believe me Im far from a mechanic and i found the process reletively easy. i also replace the brake pads and the shock while i was at it....

good luck.
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Old 04-28-2007, 09:10 AM
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Location: Fort Walton Beach, FL
Vehicle: 1997 Ford F150 4X4
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How lond did it take to do? I have to replace my half shafts and also want to change out the ball joints too.
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Old 04-29-2007, 07:20 AM
Join Date: May 2005
Vehicle: 1998 Ford F150
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Just wanted to thank you guys for the help. Got it all done yesterday. Just need to get the alignment done.
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