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Old 01-07-2013, 05:36 PM
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How hard is it to replace ball joints on a 99 f 350 4x4 duel 7.3 power stoke.Is it something that can be done at home
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:43 PM
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Just depends on your mechanical abilities. I would say it is definitely something that can be done at home. I would recommend an alighnment after your finished with the work though. I'm sure if you search on this site there is prolly a write up on how to do it.
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:53 PM
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Thank you.I have done the hub and bearings before.I just thought that a shop had to press then in or out
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:58 PM
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I have done plenty of ball joint jobs on single rear wheel super duties. Not sure if the fronts are slightly different with the duals. But overall yes you can do it at home. Get a ball joint press, it makes driving them in and out very simple. Biggest thing i can tell you about the whole job is torque the joints to proper spec. Don't just hit them with an impact and assume their good. I think we over tightened 2 sets that we did last year as the steering was very stiff afterwards. Even after thousands of miles later carrying a plow, the one truck still hasn't loosened up and it steered with 1 finger before the replacement of the joints.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:01 PM
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I know autozone has a decent press in their loan a tool arsenal. I'm pretty sure advanced auto has one too.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:06 PM
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Very cool thanks
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