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Old 07-14-2011, 03:16 PM
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Exclamation Changing 1999 Ford Ranger Ball Joints?

Me and my step dad are trying to figure out how to change the upper ball joints on my Ranger. We got the original ball joint out using a blow torch and a sledge hammer...But we can't get the new one in? Help?
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Old 07-14-2011, 06:31 PM
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Default Re: Changing 1999 Ford Ranger Ball Joints?

Umm you have to change the entire arm when you do the upper ball joints unless you have the moog replacement arm that allows the replacement ball joint.
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Old 07-14-2011, 07:33 PM
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^^^^what he said^^^
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Old 07-14-2011, 07:57 PM
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^^^^What he said about saying he said to the guy above him^^^^
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:53 AM
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Default Re: Changing 1999 Ford Ranger Ball Joints?

Ok. These three replies seem appropriate.

In summary: The Ford Factory upper control arms have a permanent upper control arm ball joint. That ball joint is not replaceable. Correct?

Based on this assumption / information, ones' first repair of defective upper ball joints should be not with the Ford / Motorcraft replacement upper control arm parts but with the "better" MOOG Brand upper control arms. These have serviceable ball joints with grease nipples. IE: Latter, the ball joints on these arms can be pressed out and replaced with a equal quality MOOG ball joint the second or third time a guy needs to rebuild.

Is this Correct?

Thanks for your valuable assiatance and expertise.
My '99 Ranger (at 65,000 mi.) is starting to make a lot of noise up there and the rubber boots are cracked open. I intend to do a rebuild in the spring, right before I have new tires mounted. That way, I think I can save an alignment, get every mile out of the old tires, and have all new critical suspension parts up front for the alignment.

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Does anyone have any good pictures of new MOOG Parts to post?
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