Close
Car Questions
RepairPal is your advocate for car care advice and guidance

Ball joints

(1999 Ford Ranger)
in Lutherville Timonium, MD on July 30, 2009
Is it difficult to change out ball joints on a Ranger, and are any special tools required?
Displaying 2 answers & 0 comments
Popular Answer
There is an upper and lower ball joint the time to replace the lower ball joint is about an hour to 1.2 hours. On the image I see in the repair manual it looks like the upper ball joints are part of the control arm.
These ball joints are a tapered fit in the steering knuckle. to separate them from the steering knuckle you have to shock the joint or take them a part with a "pickle fork" but it not a job you probably want to do at home yourself unless you have done a lot of work on your own cars in the past. Look up an image of the parts perhaps on Rock Auto or Partstrain.com both sites hava a lot of good parts images.
Sign in to reply
on July 30, 2009
NO, just the knowledge.
Sign in to reply
Get a repair estimate
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 2,000 quality certified locations nationwide.
Or interested in getting a repair? Find a Shop

Similar Questions

View answers to similar questions from RepairPal's community of auto experts and enthusiasts.
Just someone with a press. how much?
Every time i make a tight turn/u-turn i get a jump kind of stutter (stuttering jump, jump, jump) in the steering/ti...
Didn't find what you were looking for?