Lower Ball Joints

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  1. DrivenByDemons

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    F-150

    2WD

    Should I attempt this myself? I almost never let anyone touch my truck but I've never done these before and I've read they can be a PITA. I've done some higher skillset jobs myself like valve stem oil seals and lower intake gaskets and always do my brakes and stuff. Help me decide all ye shadetree mechanics.
     
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    don't them fuckers have to be machine pressed in?
     
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    It's gonna suck but if you can do it yourself then go ahead . But do the uppers while you are there .
     
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    I fucking love pitas

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    put the new joint in the freezer overnight and torch the control first. Supposedly slide right in.
     
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    gimmick infringement
     
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    solid advice. thanks everyone.
     
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    sorry :jj:

    i changed the rack-and-pinion steering on a taurus without knowing wtf i was doing :dontknow:

    plus, if they do have to be pressed in, a good auto parts store can probably do it cheap. i hate paying mechanics :cuss:
     
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    You're gonna need a front end alignment right away, aren't you? I mean directly from your garage to the repair place.

    On second thought. You won't need an alignment unless you change other parts.

    Those things can really be hard to remove. Do you have an impact wrench?
     
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    dont listen to these dumb fucks...of course you can do it at home...prolly take 4 or 5 hrs...or you can pay 600 bucks to have some one do it for you
     
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