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Old 07-11-2008, 10:24 PM
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Ok so i need my ball joint changed on my 95 f250, and they want a SHEET load of money. even my boss. lol. his little book says its like 6 hours of labor and its a 8 on the difficulty.
now ive done axles on cars and stuff and i know a decent amount about working on cars. you think i should do it myself? or should i have it done? and while i have the axles out. should i do the axle u joints?
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Old 07-11-2008, 10:36 PM
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i think it cost me $500 to get a ball joint replaced, and it took most of the day

i would just have a shop with a lift do it, i wouldnt want to mess with it
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Old 07-11-2008, 10:46 PM
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well, a lift is no prob. i work at a gas station and my boss lets me use all his tools. and i know what you have to do. i gotta take my axles out and the knuckles off then give them to NAPA they will remove and press the new ones for $35 then the U joints then put all that sit back on. but its just really time consuming and well you know.
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Old 07-12-2008, 08:31 AM
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you have it apart make it all greasable and change the ujoints all youneedis abig hammer and 6to 8 hr
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Old 07-12-2008, 10:42 AM
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Lol. yeah my boss has a puller that u screw onto your lugs then hammer it back so im gunna use that bad boy to yank it out. lol.
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Old 07-12-2008, 12:47 PM
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well, a lift is no prob. i work at a gas station and my boss lets me use all his tools. and i know what you have to do. i gotta take my axles out and the knuckles off then give them to NAPA they will remove and press the new ones for $35 then the U joints then put all that sit back on. but its just really time consuming and well you know.
go for it then!
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Old 07-12-2008, 01:12 PM
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It isn't easy but it is possible, when we were installing the lift on my buds ex. two guys we know, one was a ex-ford mechanic and one was a regular mechanic, put ball joints in it in about 2 hours working together and thats no BS. But they were busting their butts though.
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Old 07-12-2008, 04:48 PM
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Yeah. its gunna be a Bit ch but its gotta be done.
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