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Old 11-16-2008, 09:33 AM
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Ball Joints....PITA!!!

I never dreamed in my mind that ball joints were such a PITA....Getting them off the truck was simple....but getting them out of the spindle...impossible even with the press i rented from Oreilly's...so gonna run the spindles over to the local axel and wheel place in the mornin...wish me luck there!
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Old 11-16-2008, 09:35 AM
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Did you use an impact on the press? If you did they should have come out
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Did you use an impact on the press? If you did they should have come out
The press was not a great press at all and my impact did not even budge them!
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Use the press impact them and when they don't move hit the head of the forcing screw with a BFH. If that doesn't work use heat.

Did you take out the snap rings?
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Old 11-16-2008, 10:43 AM
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I knocked mine out with a BFH, pressed them back in with a hydraulic press.
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I took them to the Local NTB...they were the only place open on Sunday
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I think my ball joints may be going bad, but not totally sure. What symptoms should I have. I have a popping noise coming from the front end sometimes when I turn, but don't know if its ball joints or bad bushings. Any Ideas??
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Old 11-18-2008, 01:49 PM
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Does anyone have any ball joint advice?? What tell tale signs are there if they are going bad??
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Old 11-18-2008, 01:54 PM
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Loose steering, tires wearing unevenly, tires falling off the truck, you know the normal things hahaha
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Old 11-18-2008, 01:56 PM
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We have seen the ball joints get tight and you get memory steeer ya know it kinda goes where you point it and then loose ones that rattle all diesels do it its not just ford sd's
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