Superduty front end Parts replacement - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-26-2011, 09:54 AM
Mitch
 

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hazelhurst, WI
Posts: 550
Thanks: 5
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Superduty front end Parts replacement

It is getting to be the point in my trucks life where all of the ball joints and everything else that wears out on the front axle should be changed. I don't know much about the front end of the super duty's but what do you suggest would need to be changed if I wanted to get everything done at once? Is it all fairly easy to do as DIY. I know of guzzle's page and other pages.

I was thinking both ball joints on each front wheel, perhaps the brake calipers (I notice one might be hanging up a bit). Should I do the steering stabalizer? Anything else?

Thanks in advance!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 05-26-2011, 08:56 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Edmonton Alberta, Canada
Posts: 1,867
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via MSN to 03_Turbo7.3
I wouldnt do anything if they hadnt failed, check your ball joints, just cause its old doesnt mean its failed.

Front sway bar bushings clunk like a bastard when they are worn out, sounds like a blown strut lol links dont happen very often.

Front hubs have needle bearings in them, make sure there well greased to prevent failure.

grease up the steering linkage..just do the normal once over, if you take your hubs out check the u joints.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 05-28-2011, 05:45 AM
Mitch
 

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hazelhurst, WI
Posts: 550
Thanks: 5
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Thanks for the response!

I guess I should have posted it in the first post. One of my drivers side ball joints has started squeaking when I turn - sounds like it is dry. There isn't a grease fitting on it so I feel the only way to fix it is to replace it. I figure I would replace the rest of them while I was at it.

I did grease the steering linkage the other day.

A little off topic - what tires do you have on your truck?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 05-28-2011, 05:53 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: upstate ny
Posts: 2,254
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 7 reviews
check your u-joints as well. very easy to change if you already have it apart for balljoints. Also, check for play in your hub bearings. Definately grease the needle bearings in the outer hubs.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors