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ive got an 04 F-350 dually with almost 150,000 miles on it. its starting to get some slack in the steering, misc. bumps, and so on. im going to order parts in the next few days when i go back to work, that way theyll be there when i get home to slap em in. my question is, what all should i replace while im in there? not sure what alls bad or needs replaced, just figured since its gonna be tore down i should replace most of what i could. im thinking wheel bearings, tie rods, ball joints, check u-joints in axles and front driveshaft. what else should i look into or order? if i order the part and its not in need of replacing, then ill just have a spare for next time. what yall think? any help is greatly appreciated!


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Well with out inspecting it, tie rods outers inners all of them. Ball joints upper and lower.


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what about the drag link or whatever ford calls em? i think i might go ahead and order a leveling kit and track bar while im at it. gonna get it aligned and tires rotated and balanced too. is there anything else im missing?


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Well I haven't done any front end work on mine yet but the front end guy that did my alignment said if you do the ball joints you should put in new grease-able front U joints while the ball joints are out cause they need to be out to change the U joints anyway.

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