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Old 06-01-2011, 02:13 PM
Rommelx3 Rommelx3 is offline
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Default ball joints?

when Iím driving and I hit a bump I hear an unusual bumping noise.

I have an aftermarket leveling kit installed on my ford ranger
The kit is basically 2 spacers that sit on top of the coil springs,
after market upper control arms, and longer shocks.

I just noticed the upper control arm ball joint seals are both
busted and the upper control arms
seem to be hitting the frame when the truck hits a bump.

Would replacing the ball joints fix this problem?
The leveling kit has been installed for about 5 months now hasnít
ever given me any problems until now.
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Old 06-01-2011, 02:14 PM
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Default Re: ball joints?

if ur ball joints need replacing u should replace them anyway! could solve it but it doesnt then come back here znd ask again lol
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Old 06-01-2011, 05:41 PM
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good point. Thanks for taking the time to reply to this.
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:47 PM
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Default Re: ball joints?

On the subject of Ball Joints, I had a question about replacing them myself. I watched the procedure on youtube and the guy used a ball removal tool to remove the old ball joints and seat the new ones. However, he did so with the help of an impact wrench. I do not have such a tool and was wondering if anyone had any additional information on whether or not the ball joint tool could be used with a hand wrench.
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:55 PM
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yes you can use it with a hand wrench. we do it all the time in the shop when all the air guns are bein used

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just takes longer and helps tone out your arm muscles LOL
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:59 PM
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Cool. Thanks for letting me know. I'll be ordering my parts now. I appreciate it!
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Old 06-06-2011, 04:07 PM
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no problem glad to help
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