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Old 09-11-2017, 08:41 PM
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Greetings Gentlemen,
Recently found my right front tire cupped and need to take the truck into have a front end alignment or have it checked. But before I do such things I like to have as much knowledge as I can. I have a Chilton book for my truck and when it comes to the front end it has a note that says the 99-04 2wd truck ball joints were not replaceable. Yet as I have searched and read for information here I think I read of guys replacing ball joints. So please help me understand what I can expect for an alignment. If major parts need to be replaced I want to do that myself and then have the alignment done, but I don't know the possibilities. What do I need to know? I do think I have recommendations for reliable and trustworthy places that can do the work, but I like to know what I can. Thanks in advance.
Just in case all things are not clear it is a 99 F350 6x2, 7.3
 
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I just replaced mine last fall. I installed Moog, just make sure you get the right ones for your axle. I also did TRE, TB etc.


http://www.moog-suspension-parts.com...ri=44,3&filter
 
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Old 09-11-2017, 09:33 PM
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Thanks Colorado350. You gave me information I did not have. If I need new ball joints, which evidently are replaceable, I will go with those.
 
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They are definitely replaceable. If not then I performed some magic last year. The biggest problem you'll run in to is that the ball joint press from autozone or advance isn't designed for heavy duty trucks, and you have to be a little creative with the cups to press the new joint in. It is perfectly doable though. At least you have a 2wd so you don't have to worry about the ESOF
 
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