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bostonwindows30 10-05-2013 11:39 AM

Ball joint press
 
I have a 90 ford 4x4 truck f-150 that needs ball joint replaced, what kind if kit should I buy?? Is there a specific one for this truck looking into buying one on e-bay?? Help!!!

Mort 10-05-2013 01:22 PM

If you live near an O'Reillys, they'll lend you one. That's kind of an expensive tool to buy unless you're going to do a lot of them.

The kits are universal, they just have different size adapters for different vehicles.

bostonwindows30 10-05-2013 01:42 PM

Is a bunch on e bay for 60 bucks

bostonwindows30 10-05-2013 02:00 PM

Is that the right one?? One does all???

bostonwindows30 10-05-2013 06:22 PM

I have 4c4 is that what I need looks like they all do three different sizes???

noquacks 10-05-2013 07:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mort (Post 1249785)
If you live near an O'Reillys, they'll lend you one. That's kind of an expensive tool to buy unless you're going to do a lot of them.

The kits are universal, they just have different size adapters for different vehicles.

woah! i didnt know orileys rents out tools like presses. Good deal! I have to remember that! Got one nearby (first time locally ever in these parts!

bostonwindows30 10-05-2013 08:22 PM

I see a bunch on e-bay for 70 bucks, that's not a lot but o'reillys rents them if you put 130 bucks down then they will return it when you you bring part back, why not buy one??

BigJim 10-05-2013 09:59 PM

Are you talking about the fork to get the joint loose? If so you don't need one, just take the nut off, if you aren't going to use it again. The part the tapered bolt goes through, just hit it hard a few times with a heavy hammer and it will come loose, not the bolt, but the part it goes through. You may have to give it several good hard whacks but it will come loose.

bostonwindows30 10-05-2013 10:00 PM

It's a ford you need a press to get back in

bostonwindows30 10-05-2013 10:03 PM

That would be good for a chevy

BigJim 10-05-2013 10:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bostonwindows30 (Post 1249964)
It's a ford you need a press to get back in

I'm a lot behind with the cars and trucks today, I was a mechanic back in the early 60s for a while.

ukrkoz 10-05-2013 11:46 PM

Boston, for a few more bucks, you will have them swapped at any local tire shop or such.
Personally, I do not believe, you will save any by trying to DIY esp with thing you loan from O-Reilly. I tried them, they suck. Guys at shop have well crafted and working tools, it's a breeze for them to do the job.
Otherwise, what's wrong with hammering them out with large socket?

bostonwindows30 10-06-2013 06:09 AM

To have a shop do it will cost huge, undo all my work myself, it's 4x4 so bearings need to be repacked.. Etc never mind I will buy one seems nobody has, a clue on here!!

ukrkoz 10-06-2013 06:33 PM

Dude, tame down. You said ball joints. Not bearings. You need to remove control arms and press old joint out and press new one in. A tire shop does this for like ten bucks a pop. JUst to make it perfectly clear - ON REMOVED CONTROL ARM. What repacking bearings has to do with this? 4WD hub bearings are replaced in about 20 minutes DIY and cost about $200 or so, more or less, depends where you buy them.
Respect fellow drivers trying to help you. Or don't ask questions and read repair manuals.

bostonwindows30 10-06-2013 08:33 PM

Another one lol


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