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Anyone replaced balljoints on the front of a 92 F-150 4x4

 
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Old 02-27-2011, 11:10 AM
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Anyone replaced balljoints on the front of a 92 F-150 4x4

I am trying to replace the top and bottom ball joints on my 4x4--When I try to remove the hub lock ring( it sits in a groove in the hub ), the lock ring moves and is being hard to get out. I need this out so I can remove the spindle and replace the ball joints as the right front is badly worn out. Is a special tool for this? In my Haynes manual it says to use a small screwdriver, which I tried for hours. Help
 
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https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/9...-u-joints.html Here is a good writeup on replacing ball joints.
Now if you have something like a fine dental pick or a very fine screwdriver you should be able to get under the snap ring and pry it out, it can be a PITA.
 
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Old 02-27-2011, 07:24 PM
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Thanks a bunch for the link--It has really good info--What is a PITA?
 

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What is a PITA?

Pain in the A__
 
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Yes it is--This is the third Ford 4x4 I have owned and did not have this on the others--Thanks
 
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while you are that deep into it, be sure to replace the the axle bearing and seals in the spindle.
 
 
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