Originally Posted by drmisherre
What brand do you guys replace your ball joints with? I usually go with napa stuff but they're pretty exspensive, any brand that stands out from the crowd?
i just used Ford motorcraft, the old ones lasted 150k. I tell you what though..it was hell, and make sure you get that wheel knuckle seal in properly, or else you will have leaks with your hubs. My local ford dealer let me use theirs for a $400 core charge. Make sure to use a very long pry bar to get the wheel knuckle seal/ axle shaft out. If you accidentally bend the brake rotor shield while pulling the hub off, there will be a nasty scraping sound, just make sure its straight before you re-install it. The lower ball joints need a ratchet wrench (don't remember the size) and a allen key to hold the joint from moving. I used a crescent and it was a b**** it took forever. That is probably more than you wanted to know, but those are some key things I wish someone would have told me when I did it! There are some greaseable ball joints made by Moog that people use, as the Fords are sealed and don't use grease. Take your time, and happy wrenching