99 Ball Joints

Discussion in '1998 - 2011 Ford Ranger' started by smlranger, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. smlranger

    smlranger New Member

    just picked up a nice 99 xlt 4 wd. needs lower ball joint on drivers side
    got crazy prices, looks pretty easy to me, any help
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  3. lemosteam

    lemosteam New Member

    99 Lower ball joints

    Hi, I just did this over Christmas. If you have an O'Reilly's or Murrays or AutoZone nearby rent the ball joint press and spring compresser (big but fully refundable deposit even if you break the tool). Makes all the difference and its free after you return it for the deposit. Once you remove the nut and press the joint out of the spindle/knuckle, hang the kunckle up out of the way. The press will push the ball jount out of the lower arm pretty quickly, then its just reverse assembly process. The hardest part for me was getting the new boot to snap onto the ball joint housing! Finally found a large enough socket to push down all the way around the lip. If you want a .pdf file of the process- respond to this post and I will attach it to another post (don't have it yet but I can get it easily). :thumbsup:

  4. OP

    smlranger New Member

    ball joint

    thanks for the response, if you want send file in another post
  5. lemosteam

    lemosteam New Member

    I just realized yours is a 4x4. Mine is a 4x2- but I can still get a helpful file for you. Hopefully tomorrow.
  6. OP

    smlranger New Member

    Ball Joints

    did joints today , no problem, little hard pressing out but worked fine
  7. lemosteam

    lemosteam New Member

    Ball Studs

    Congrats- Sorry I was late. It always feels great when I don't have to pay someone else to do the work.

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