Re: ball joints
Check out http://www.rockauto.com/
You may or may not be able to just replace the ball joint. I found just the upper ball joint for a 2002 Ranger 3.0 flex fuel (don't know what engine you have). They just might have what you're looking for. Good luck.
Be careful if you decide to heat the old ball joints. My cousin just told me how he almost dead from an exploding ball joint. What happened was he was heating the upper ball joint (I think it was upper) with a torch. The ball created an air tight seal inside the joint. The grease inside expanded and blew the ball out. He said it sounded like dynamite. Can't remember what it hit under his truck but he said it shifted it and eight of an inch (metal flange or something) bounced of that thing and dented the wall. It happened to quick for him to get scared or jump. Said it almost hit his head/face.
1999 Ford Ranger XL Regular Cab 3.0L V6 EFI
AVM Manual Locking Hubs,Thrush Performance Muffler, Zip Tie on Throttle Cable, Pioneer CD/mp3 Player, Pioneer 3way 6"x8"s front, Kicker 2way 5-1/4"s rear
Last edited by spacepine; 03-01-2011 at 06:25 AM.