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Old 08-01-2018, 07:24 PM
rangergambler rangergambler is offline
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Default lower balljoint question?

2010 2.3 stick reg cab XL COIL SPRING SUSPENSION...

WHEN pressing in new OEM FORD balljoints does the rotation/orientation matter?

If not i will press them in with boot clamp ends facing rear of the ranger.....


Im going OEM because the stockers have lasted well over 200 thousand miles. Yea yea!!!
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Old 08-02-2018, 07:51 AM
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Default Re: lower balljoint question?

i didn't pay any attention whatsoever when i replaced mine lol! putting the clamp ends to the rear is a fine idea im sure
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Old 09-04-2018, 10:56 PM
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Installed a new OEM lower balljoint with a new OEM LOWER BJ NUT (NOT INCLUDED)on my 2010 2.3 stick XL with a rentable press (23 piece) from advance carquest and it was an easy job for the average joe. Also installed 2 new upper OEM ARMS.If i can do it you can to !! 1st time ever doing it. JOB IS MORE MENTALLY INTIMIDATING than what it actually is. The OEM LOWER BJ comes with a plastic cover so when you press it in it protects the boot. I greased the hole a little and let the press do the job !! And i. Did no stinking alignment AND IT DRIVES STRAIGHT.

LOWER OEM BJS FOR THE WIN !!! STOCKERS LASTED 244 thousand miles !!! SCREW MOOG !!

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Whatever you do make sure you got a plan to press in new ones or else youre screwed with no truck to drive
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Old 09-05-2018, 12:11 AM
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Default Re: lower balljoint question?

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2010 2.3 stick reg cab XL COIL SPRING SUSPENSION...

WHEN pressing in new OEM FORD balljoints does the rotation/orientation matter?

If not i will press them in with boot clamp ends facing rear of the ranger.....


Im going OEM because the stockers have lasted well over 200 thousand miles. Yea yea!!!

It depends on the brand and type; i.g. MOOG has a problem solver version which has a dot marking that is supposed to face inward of the control arm. I would lend that to belief that the ball joint doesnt or may not exactly have a full 360* of full rotation and that because of the problem solver fix, maybe a gate like orientation.
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Old 09-11-2018, 05:44 PM
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Default Re: lower balljoint question?

Pump a little grease into the new ball joint and watch where the old grease escapes. They probably want the joint oriented a certain way to prevent excess grease from being ported directly onto the brake rotor.
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