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Trac Bar Ball Joint Replacement

The ball joint on my trac bar of my 06 f250 is shot. Just wondering if anyone has replaced just the ball joint, or should I just go ahead and replace the entire Trac Bar? I called Napa and they cant seem to find a listing for just the ball joint, but from what I understand this ball joint can be purchased separate from the Trac Bar. Has anyone purchased one from Napa, and if so any ideas what the part number might be?

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post #2 of 7 Old 11-26-2011, 07:23 PM
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Bump... Did anyone ever find this part online, or at the local store(s)? I'm having trouble finding one... except at the dealer.

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Only thing to do is replace whole track bar, look at PMF suspension. Expenesive but will never go bad again!


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Only thing to do is replace whole track bar, look at PMF suspension. Expenesive but will never go bad again!
Technically you do not need to replace the entire track bar, you can just go to the dealer and pay their prices but to avoid the same thing in the future you can spend a fortune on an aftermarket one. It just depends how deep your pockets are and what you wanna do. I know this should be obvious but some people take everything they read literally

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Only thing to do is replace whole track bar, look at PMF suspension. Expenesive but will never go bad again!
Do you have a link/picture to one of this? Am I better off just fabrication something myself?

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Rockauto.com has a lot of options for 2005-2007 F250's.
You can buy the ball joint separately.
Also, I heard if you mount the ball joint on top of the tie rod instead of the bottom, it helps with the wear pattern a lot.

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The track bar balljoint is not actually on the track bar, it's on the axle housing. If it's bad, replacing the bar won't do anything.

You need a balljoint press to get the old one out. Be warned, standard balljoint adapters may not work, I have a receiving cup just for those I made out of another tool. It is much larger than a steering knuckle balljoint

You also may need to lower the axle down slightly by removing the shock

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