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Old 10-12-2013, 05:42 AM   #1
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I have a 90 f-150 4x4 v8 302 I need to do ball joints, and tie rods, this is the first time doing a ball joint that needs to be pressed, I have proper tools, anyone can help with some guides or tips would be great like should i replaced the bearings, tips anything to make this smoother, thank you in advance...

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Old 10-12-2013, 07:10 AM   #2
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Clean and inspect the bearings. Should be fine with repacking replace the axle ujoints while you have it apart. Good luck getting the spindle out they seize in its the worst part. They make a socket that threads on the spindle and attaches to a slide hammer. Makes life a lot better.

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Will do, thanks man!!
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:29 AM   #4
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Can I change the ball joints with out taking off bearing assembly???
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:31 AM   #5
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Can I just pop off the knuckle??
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:39 AM   #6
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With the 4x4 you have to pull the lockout assembly, then the hub and wheel bearings. This gets you to the spindle and backing plate, you have to remove that to allow you to pull the axle shaft. Once you have the axle out then you can remove the steering knuckle and change the ball joints. The spindle has a needle bearing and seal inside, don't forget to clean, inspect and pack the bearing with grease.
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Okay gotcha, perfect alot of work but got to do it..
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