Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Lyon County, Nevada
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Re: Can I replace my ball joints myself?
I'm doing a set on Monday, on a friend's F350. The link above are some if the best instructions I've found, better than the two shop manuals I have.
I've already called the local Ford dealer to verify that they can and will press on new seals for me, and do it the same day. This seems a lot easier than some of the home grown solutions other folks have used.
Are you sure your ball joints need replacing? I just had a tire shop manager tell me mine are "the worst he's seen". But I'll be damned if I can detect any wear even with a pry bar directly on the ball joints. I think he was just looking for a way to make an easy $950.00, that was his quote. Let's see $265 for parts (Napa), $685 for labor.
2001 F250 SC 4X4 Blue PSD Auto, Cody Gooseneck Hitch, Rancho Shocks and Steering Stabilzer, Tekonsha Prodigy Controller, Garmin Streetpilot 2610 GPS, Walker BTM, 285/75R/16E, Western Diesel Trans-Pyro-Boost, Pillar Mount, Painless fuse panel, In-tank and Pre-pump mods, Slotted Rear Rotors, Slotted and Cross Drilled Front Rotors, Fumoto Valve, Zoodad Mod, Transfer Flow 46 gal tank, Mag-Hytec Differential Cover, Electric Tailgate Lock, IAH Deleted, Coolant Filter, DP-Tuner 80 hp PCM, CCV Mod, 203 Thermostat, Ford AIS Air Filter