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dusto74
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Oct 12, 2011, 8:02 PM

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working on my 03 taurus i need to replace the lower ball joints and want to know if theres any way around taking the whole spindle off ?


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Oct 12, 2011, 8:04 PM

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If you have the right equipment it can be done on the car but you need a ball joint press and impact gun.




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dusto74
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Oct 13, 2011, 11:05 AM

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I got the gun and can get the press whats next the threads on these ball joints face down Unsure so it makes it hard to work in there


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Oct 13, 2011, 1:49 PM

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Here's a helpful link. When you open the link, look to the left side of the page for additional chapters with useful information.


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dusto74
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Oct 13, 2011, 2:56 PM

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ok thanks ''


Blulakr
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Oct 13, 2011, 11:25 PM

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Alldata shows ball joint pressed into spindle\knuckle assy. Gotta pull it. Not a big deal if you gots 1\2 impact and sockets.


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Oct 14, 2011, 7:54 AM

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Ya, I don't think there is a any way to do the lower joint with the knuckle in the car. The knuckle is pretty easy to get out. Then you can mount it into a vise and have at it with your press. Be careful getting the joint in and out. The aluminium knuckle can damage easy if you get the joint cocked while pressing the joint in. Use only Moog or Ford ball joints unless you want to do it again later. The other brands have inferior dust boots.





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