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Old 06-13-2011, 12:12 PM
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These ball joints have been squeaking since before the truck was mine, so probably 2-3 years. They are starting to look bad so I took some pictures. Will I die if I don't replace them soon?



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Old 06-13-2011, 12:17 PM
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i wouldn't say die, but you'd be much safer to replace them
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Old 06-13-2011, 12:37 PM
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Balljoint failure
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Old 06-13-2011, 01:52 PM
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I would replace them ASAP.

Get the moog brand where the ball joint is replaceable on the upper arm. Little more money up front however cheaper in the long run not having to change the whole upper arm. Also be sure to get ones you can grease.
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Old 06-17-2011, 03:40 PM
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I went by the stealership today and ask them what they thought about them and they said that the cracked boots where nothing to worry about, and that they could not remember the last time the had to replace the ball joint on a ranger. The F-250's and 350's eat them for breakfast though.
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Old 06-17-2011, 03:58 PM
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Did you jack it up and check for play?
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Old 06-17-2011, 04:07 PM
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They are squeeking becouse they are out of greese, I would replace them ASAP!!!
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Old 06-17-2011, 04:44 PM
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I just went out there and jacked the whole front of the truck up. I beat and banged around on them and I could not get any play in the joints.
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Old 06-17-2011, 05:15 PM
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You should be fine then...try spraying some silicone spray on any of the suspension bushings/boots. grease your TREs and so forth...see if it makes any difference.
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