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Old 11-16-2013, 05:58 PM
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OK -- I'm keeping my 2000 7.3 Excursion. But I need to know How tough is it for a 68 year old guy to do ball joints. I found a real cool step-by-step from one of you with photos that makes it look like a piece of cake. I will have to replace the hubs and bearings. Through Amazon all the parts are around $500 plus a $70 ball joint tool from Harbor Freight. My local shop wants about $1500 to do it -- including parts. I'd like to do it myself. I have heat and air and some big tools but I'm getting old. Any advice?
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Old 11-16-2013, 06:09 PM
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Dont buy crappy parts.

Buy the MOOG problem solver ball joints and buy the Timken wheel bearings. If not you'll be doing it again next year.

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Old 11-17-2013, 11:22 AM
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the right tools make the job way easier

sounds like your set and ready to go.
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:26 AM
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Believe it or not my bride will not let me do it. She is getting me a new 6.7 F250 for Christmas. I'm sell the Ex for $15K..besides the ball joints it's great.
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Believe it or not my bride will not let me do it. She is getting me a new 6.7 F250 for Christmas. I'm sell the Ex for $15K..besides the ball joints it's great.
Lucky you!
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