4 bad ball joints, how to replace? nothing in chilton! - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 16 Old 03-11-2012, 09:18 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
irishluck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 419
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
4 bad ball joints, how to replace? nothing in chilton!

Went to get a front wheel alignment, they couldn't do it cause I have 4 bad ball joints!

My chilton manual doesn't tell me any how to whats so ever on how to replace these.

I have the parts. Mechanic shop wants to charge me over $700 to replace.

F*** that.

Can anyone point me in any instruction on how to simply get these out!



4" Diamond Eye Turbo Back, MBRP 4" Delete Pipe, 5% Tint
DIY Tymar Intake, Stancor MOD, GlowShift Pod Gauges
PHP Phoenix Performance Chip, 2" Leveling kit, BDS Shocks


Xtreme Motorcycle Parts
WWW.XTREMEINDUSTRIESLLC.COM
INFO@XTREMEIDUSTRIESLLC.COM
irishluck is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 16 Old 03-11-2012, 09:25 AM
Premium Member
 
DzlNut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 180
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 4
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
I have the same issue, only the right side but I plan to do them all.

2009 F350 CCSB 6.4L PSD,2wd converted to 4WD, Auto, H&S Mini Maxx, Edge CTS Insight,5 inch exhaust.

DzlNut is offline  
post #3 of 16 Old 03-11-2012, 09:32 AM
Member
 
SUCIO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 53
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I used this video to help me with mine last week. Pay attention to the part where he talks a piece of tube he cut down. That is a key component you will need.

http://youtu.be/tiIewl4RqYQ

1999 F-350 7.3L, 4x4, AT ,6.0L Cooler, 4" Pinnacle Performance straight pipe exhaust, Warn locking hubs, Edge Juice w/attitude monitor for gauges, SCT SF3 Tuner, BD Billet Wheel, 4" Lift kit, 35x12.50x17" Nitto Trail Grapplers with 17" x 9" Unique Soft 8 wheels, DIY Tymar intake, Zoodad mod
SUCIO is offline  
post #4 of 16 Old 03-11-2012, 10:38 AM
Banned

 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: reppin da 615
Posts: 1,919
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
you have it easy sinnce you have a 2wd. the video link is pretty on point.
bruce51d is offline  
post #5 of 16 Old 03-11-2012, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
irishluck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 419
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
ive been working on the truck for 4 hours now and havent even goten one ball joint off one side yet.....



4" Diamond Eye Turbo Back, MBRP 4" Delete Pipe, 5% Tint
DIY Tymar Intake, Stancor MOD, GlowShift Pod Gauges
PHP Phoenix Performance Chip, 2" Leveling kit, BDS Shocks


Xtreme Motorcycle Parts
WWW.XTREMEINDUSTRIESLLC.COM
INFO@XTREMEIDUSTRIESLLC.COM
irishluck is offline  
post #6 of 16 Old 03-11-2012, 03:20 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
zrain25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 713
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Go rent a ball joint press I have seen guys go after the ball joints with a air hammer too


Sent from my Autoguide iPhone app

Early 99 201,000 miles. Extra spring up front leveled, 4 in turbo back to 6 in tip, 6637, glow shift gauges, dp tuner, kicker speakers, alpine head unit and amp, kicker sub, extang tonneau, bedliner bumpers grill, flares, and rockers, 33in toyo mt, 18in xd monsters, 05 Harley lights, recon tails and line of fire, 20% tint

zrain25 is offline  
post #7 of 16 Old 03-11-2012, 04:21 PM
Mitch
 
thebierguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hazelhurst, WI
Posts: 805
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 36 Post(s)
Thanks: 9
Thanked 21 Times in 21 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I used this as a reference....helped me prepare!

Ford Super Duty Ball Joint Replacement Procedure | Superdutypsd.com

Mitch

2006 Ford F-350 6.0 Crew Cab Lariat Short Box./4" exhaust/SCT X4 7015 (White Noise)/Autometer Boost and Fuel Pressure(Strictly Adapter)/Edge Insight CTS2/FICM Repair.com Complete Wire Kit/08+ Rear Differential Cover/B&W Goosneck hitch/Sinister Coolant Filter/High Idle/Blue Spring/Purchased 2/28/2014

2002 Ford F-350 7.3 Crew Cab Lariat Short Box, SOLD 2/24/2014

thebierguy is online now  
post #8 of 16 Old 03-11-2012, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
irishluck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 419
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Okay, well i finished it up, and wow. WHat a long day.

Once i did the let side, the right side was a breeze.

That youtube video that you guys referenced me too though, where he used that pipe, yea didnt need it at all.

Honestly how i got the ball joints out, i took a 2lb sledge and pounded it out in like 10 seconds.

Easy.

But i did rent a press already this morning to press the new ones back in



For some reason though, there is still just a hair of play left in wheel. Maybe i didn't tighten the hub nut down tight enough though, But i didn't think these were suppose to be that tight.

Any thought on that?



4" Diamond Eye Turbo Back, MBRP 4" Delete Pipe, 5% Tint
DIY Tymar Intake, Stancor MOD, GlowShift Pod Gauges
PHP Phoenix Performance Chip, 2" Leveling kit, BDS Shocks


Xtreme Motorcycle Parts
WWW.XTREMEINDUSTRIESLLC.COM
INFO@XTREMEIDUSTRIESLLC.COM
irishluck is offline  
post #9 of 16 Old 03-11-2012, 10:01 PM
Member
 
SUCIO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 53
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Check out your pitman arm for any play. Mine had the slightest amount of play which resulted in about 6" of play at the wheel. It was like night and day once I replaced the bad pitman arm.

1999 F-350 7.3L, 4x4, AT ,6.0L Cooler, 4" Pinnacle Performance straight pipe exhaust, Warn locking hubs, Edge Juice w/attitude monitor for gauges, SCT SF3 Tuner, BD Billet Wheel, 4" Lift kit, 35x12.50x17" Nitto Trail Grapplers with 17" x 9" Unique Soft 8 wheels, DIY Tymar intake, Zoodad mod
SUCIO is offline  
post #10 of 16 Old 03-11-2012, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
irishluck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 419
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by SUCIO View Post
Check out your pitman arm for any play. Mine had the slightest amount of play which resulted in about 6" of play at the wheel. It was like night and day once I replaced the bad pitman arm.
so would the rubber go bad on them or something?

I mean its on both sides that it has very very very little play

how tight is the axle shaft nut suppose to be?



4" Diamond Eye Turbo Back, MBRP 4" Delete Pipe, 5% Tint
DIY Tymar Intake, Stancor MOD, GlowShift Pod Gauges
PHP Phoenix Performance Chip, 2" Leveling kit, BDS Shocks


Xtreme Motorcycle Parts
WWW.XTREMEINDUSTRIESLLC.COM
INFO@XTREMEIDUSTRIESLLC.COM
irishluck is offline  
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:
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:
OR

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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



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

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome