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Old 02-26-2015, 09:13 PM
fordrebel fordrebel is offline
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Default 1994 Ranger 4x4 Ball Joint Replacement Question


I have a stock 1994 Ford Ranger 4x4 with a straight Dana 35 axle on the front. I'm having a hard time finding any how-tos or guides with or even without pictures regarding changing the upper and lower ball joints on the 1993-1997 4x4 rangers. I know I need both the upper and lower ball joints so my question is has anyone done this that might can offer me any guides or tips on changing ball joints on this type of ranger? I know it's the pinch bolt design but I have never changed ball joints on a vehicle before and I want to make sure I do it right the first time. I do have a moderate level of mechanical inclination and a mechanic friend of mine said that I should be able to tackle this particular project with a ball joint press that is available at most auto parts stores; however, I am best at doing things for the first time when I have a visual guide such as a how to with pictures for my particular vehicle year range. Any help or advice regarding this matter will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-27-2015, 02:47 AM
CharlieM CharlieM is offline
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I replaced mine on a 00 ranger, first time I've ever had to, rented the tool set from auto store, if its 4x4 from the axle shaft and brakes. Use the tool to push out the old, I had a impact if not it hard to keep tool in place and crank tool down. 2.5 hours total for both side.
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Old 06-20-2015, 12:35 AM
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Default Re: 1994 Ranger 4x4 Ball Joint Replacement Question

Fordrebel! Did you get it done? If you did, pm me
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