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Old 07-03-2010, 03:53 PM
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Default Balljoint Issues

I see some newer Rangers like 2003 and up have had balljoints that need replacing at 40k or more. Are the 93-01 Rangers plagued with the balljoint early replacement issue?
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Old 07-03-2010, 04:40 PM
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I've just rolled 70k on my 99 and my balljoints are starting to go out. I guess that's a little more common than 40k though.
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Old 07-03-2010, 04:44 PM
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i guess I was wondering if balljoints were a major issue with the 93 and up Rangers. Do they wear out quicker on 4wds?
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Old 07-03-2010, 05:11 PM
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just replace them if you have to question it. i broke my upper and the tire collapsed, ripped out my cv shaft and tore my brake line lol. rather be safe than sorry
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Old 07-03-2010, 10:09 PM
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A friend of mine has a 2001 Dodge half ton and right to a T the ball joints need to be replaced every 80,000 k. Balljoints wearing out fast depens how the truck is built and how a person drives the truck aswell.
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Old 07-04-2010, 05:54 AM
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Seems like a lot of Rangers have them start to wear out around the 75k = 80k range. I've got about 86k, and I know mine need to be replaced.
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Old 07-04-2010, 08:36 AM
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A friend of mine has a 2001 Dodge half ton and right to a T the ball joints need to be replaced every 80,000 k. Balljoints wearing out fast depens how the truck is built and how a person drives the truck aswell.
My wife has a 00 Durango and luckily there was a recall on the balljoints. They were shot at 60k....
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Old 07-04-2010, 01:35 PM
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On my 2000, I replaced both upper and lower ball joints at 52000. They were 7 years old though.
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Old 07-05-2010, 07:19 PM
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Has anyone replaced their ball joints without an impact wrench for the ball joint press? I don't have shop air and don't want to get stuck in the middle of replacing ball joints.
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Old 07-06-2010, 02:04 PM
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Has anyone replaced their ball joints without an impact wrench for the ball joint press? I don't have shop air and don't want to get stuck in the middle of replacing ball joints.
you don't need air tools to replace them but it does make it easier. but you will need the cups that come with the ball joint press. i replaced mine around 95K bc i took it in to get it aligned and i was told they couldn't bc my passenger side was shot.
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:13 PM
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Default Re: Balljoint Issues

Is there any higher quality replacement balljoint that would last longer or doesn't it matter what what ones you would use?
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Old 07-09-2010, 12:11 AM
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Moog is very good. Try to get one with a grease fitting if you can. If you can't, pack that puppy full of grease before you install it. They NEVER put enough grease in them when they make them.
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Old 07-09-2010, 12:24 AM
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Moog is very good. Try to get one with a grease fitting if you can. If you can't, pack that puppy full of grease before you install it. They NEVER put enough grease in them when they make them.
Great tip....I will look into that for mine!
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Old 12-31-2010, 05:22 PM
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Anybody have to replace them at 23,000? I just replace my lower ones. I'm not sure what's going on with them. I only have lift spindles, and maybe half cranked torsion bars. Any thoughts or suggestions aere greatly appreciated. Lol. Its to the point I'm thinking about loweriing the truck back down.
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Old 12-31-2010, 07:41 PM
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My 03 has 45K and my DS lower BJ has started clunking a few days ago. I just want to confirm, ALL 2WD's have coil spring suspension and 2wd Edge/Sport models and ALL 4WD's have torsion bar suspension? I was just doing some checking and it appears the shop that gave me an estimate put down the Upper BJ part number for Rangers with torsion bar suspension .
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