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Old 11-05-2012, 02:06 PM
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ball joints

anything special about taking apart the front hub assem, to take off control arm to access ball joints?
2003 f350 4x4 6.0 diesel

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Old 11-05-2012, 02:19 PM
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It bolts in from behind, turn wheel to full lock and use a 21mm socket. Reverse installing rotor with 4 loose lugs makes for a handy slide hammer.

I pulled axles with hub/bearing still on when I did my ball joints. Mucho quickero. 2hrs and my front end was stripped down.

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Old 11-05-2012, 02:22 PM
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Yeah pretty easy, just can be a little tight and requiring some persuasion!
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:33 PM
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so lock the hub and unbolt 4 bolts and slide the whole shaft out?
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You dont even need to lock it but yes, it will work that way.

I would recommend disassembling the locking hubs and cleaning them. Then repack with grease on assembly. They dont get cleaned enough. They are also not that difficult to work on.
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:42 PM
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Thanks , saw a u tube video and im going to tackle it
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if you have ABS remember to disconnect it,, little sensors are expensive.
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