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Old 07-28-2011, 01:36 PM
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Default replacing an upper arm (ball joint)

Hi all i'm new here and have had my ranger for only a couple weeks now i have fixed some things on it but nothing quite this extensive, I was wondering if someone could help guide me through replacing an upper arm on my right front wheel, i know my truck is a 1998 ford ranger xlt and has the 4.0 l v6 and has torsion bars not coils i really just need a list of supplies, tools, and steps on how to complete this project, thanks Brion
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Old 07-28-2011, 02:25 PM
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Default Re: replacing an upper arm (ball joint)

1. loosen/remove the bolts on the upper control arm frame mounts. make note of the orientation of the alignment plates.

2. remove the pinch bolt from the spindle. (best to spray penetrating oil like pb blaster on these 24 hours in advance)

3. since you're not keeping the upper arm, you can use a rubber mallet to gently tap the upper arm up and away from the spindle if the ball joint pin doesn't come out easily. (again, pb blaster will help but isn't necessary)

3. reinstall in reverse order, tighten everything down, and tada!

there could be a video on youtube from autopartsdirecttoyou.com or something like that.
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Old 07-28-2011, 06:45 PM
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Default Re: replacing an upper arm (ball joint)

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