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Old 11-26-2013, 05:33 PM
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Ball joints help

Hey guys I was told the ball joints on my 99 f250 2wd were shot so I went ahead and tried to replace them. Thanks to all the write ups I found it was pretty straight forward. Just one question I couldn't find an answer to. When I am pressing the lower balljoint into place it puts a dimple in the ring and the balljoint stem can then be moved by hand. Not easily but I don't have to put a lot of muscle into it. So is this normal or should I be getting another one? I wasn't able to move the stem when I pulled it out of the box. Thanks for the help.
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Old 11-27-2013, 05:56 AM
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You should be able to move them, by hand, but only once they're pressed in or in a vice. It should take quite a bit of pressure, that's why you need something holding it steady before you can move it
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Thanks we installed the spindle and it seems to be tight.
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