2wd '97 Ball Joints: Lower and Upper?
Well, I changed my bearings a few weeks ago and discovered that the lower ball joints on the passenger side were totally shot. Like dangerously shot, with a huge amount of play in the wheel. I couldn't really tell if the upper was bad or not because the bottom was really horrible.
Should I be safe and replace the upper as well when I'm doing the lower, or is it going to be too much trouble? I've got all the tools and access to a Ford tech for the price of a few beers if I run into trouble. I'm going to do both sides, because the driver's side lower is bad too. So, basically, should I do both upper and lower?
Is there anything else I should change/swap out/look for being broken when I'm this deep into the suspension?
1997 2wd Ranger, manual, 4cyl, reg cab
1997 2wd, 2.3l, 5spd, 345,000 miles. Original motor and tranny.