Ford Explorer How To Replace Upper Ball Joint




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Jason Yanes: Thanks for this video. I did the passenger lower last year on my 96, and had to torch the thing to get it out. It wasn't easy. I need a new driver upper now, and it looks a lot easier since the whole control arm can be replaced pretty cheap.

Ld X: Excellent demo. Bravo!

brody n: thx for the information i will leave a subscribe and a like

BklynJayL: How can you tell if, your Ball Joints are bad? Does it causes rattling when, driving over bumps in the road?

Simon Chase: Nice job. I'm here to replace mine after mechanic told me 400.00. Question, is there lower ball joint?

Carl Johnson: Nice video. Thanks for sharing.

chacelarsen50: Great video!

1615paco: thanks man , Ford Dealer make me budget for replace upper and lower ball joints $1300.00, I will fix it by myself, what you think? Moog brand is better?

ykhludnev: Ничего не понял, что он сказал. Русский учить надо! 25% американцев говорят по русски.

Trenton Williams: Could the ball joints going bad cause a loud squeaking noise when turning? 

Duncan Mac: You got lucky on the upper bushings. I've had them so frozen the only way was to cut them out. What a gigantic pain in the keester.....

Michael Rios: Good video but does this also apply to 2003 Lincoln aviator

Cole Taylor: I have an 05 escalade makes a clunk noise on passenger side when i hit bumps/potholes, etc. I'm thinking it's the ball joints. Do they make a clunking noise if real bad?

Rob Saf: good job man , thanks 

fishodorvagina: Is it okay to put anti-seize compound or grease on the tapered ball joint pin before fastening it back into the steering knuckle to prevent it from sticking in the future?

taggr921: BRAVO on a well done video. Thanks for the help.

robinsonsauto: Thank you, man if things go that well i will be set, :) wish you all the best as well

SuperSammy1977: Nice job! Thanks for the video.

robinsonsauto: Your welcome, and thank you for the kind words

wildeyednorthernboy: schuuuprint

PJ PITT: Does this sport trac look identical to a 04' Explorer 2 door 6 cylinder when replacing upper arm & ball joint? Is there a lower arm and ball joint or just a lower ball joint when replacing them on the 04' Explorer 2 door 6 cylinder? Is an alignment required if you just change both lower ball joints on a Explorer 2 door 6 cylinder or only if you change the upper ball joints on a Explorer 2 door 6 cylinder. Why buy a Chamber Bolt Kit & install it when u r changing upper or lower ball joints? thx

Wilma Serrano: thanks, how much should this run you and how long should it take.

cotaman7: If you have aftermarket upper control arms on the Explorer (Moog, Raybestos), they make a single ball joint that you can change like the lowers without removing the whole control arm assembly. Much easier.

hootie1blow: Great video with good information. Thank you.

M.C. A.: Nice video. If doing both upper and lower in this vehicle, which one gets done 1st?

robinsonsauto: Take note before jacking the vehicle at the angle or the control arm, try to get it near that point, i know this isn't 100% mid however helps out tremendously, if you just tighten the bushings up with the travel fully extended when you let the vehicle down it tries to relax the bushing will be loaded just sitting, therefore try to achieve a normal relaxed ride height then tighten

robinsonsauto: Your welcome anytime, thank you, Will do sir.

robinsonsauto: Thank you

robinsonsauto: Thank you

CarltonFamily: Thank you for the video...how much can cost to change both sides? I just don't want to get ripped off because I'm a woman ;)

robinsonsauto: Your welcome, If you have the same year/make/model exact service (upper control arm assembly) your looking at 1 hour per side by the book. hourly rate in your area? in PA. from $50 to $100 plus part around $60 main thing is going to be the labor, i follow a parts and time guide and will never charge more than the time allowed, alignment is an extra charge avg. $60 around here, get an estimate first. They better not or i will chase them down with a wrench and do it for you lol

robinsonsauto: 4wd im assuming? i believe you can replace just the ball joints, however if you have any loose bushings it may be easier to replace the whole assembly, hope that helps

Antegas Hindoyan: Thank you sir. Good! Vid.

robinsonsauto: Thank you sir.

stuzman52: Nice work Will. Just wanted to stop by to say hello and hope you and your family are doing well.

robinsonsauto: Thank you :) and your welcome anytime

ColtsNation317: Hi, I have an 2004 Ford Explorer XLT, and I need to replace my upper and lower ball joints. Is it the same as this video for the Ford Explorer Sport Trac? Meaning i will have to replace as an assembly instead of just the ball joint by itself?

TheTexasCoder: Thanks for the video! Good stuff brother, keep em coming!

cecil6711: Excellent video. :-)

MT01Boy: Happy New Year to you and your family Mr. Robinson, may I wish you health, wealth and happiness.... :-)

M.C. A.: answered my own question.... BOTTOM is 1st.

javier hernandez: yup thanx!

Rhage73: Thanks for the video, i enjoy all your videos and always learn something. Thanks again for taking the time to share the info with us. =)

robinsonsauto: I replaced the upper control arm which included the ball joint, if you take notice the upper ball joint is attached to the top of the spindle, with that in mind a ball joint is used where a part needs to move, the tire bolts to the spindle Assembly and needs to turn and move with the suspension while staying in alignment, we replaced the upper ball joint something needs to keep the lower potion of the spindle secure and inline that's where the lower ball joint comes into play, hope that helps

robinsonsauto: Your welcome

Felix Gradiz: this video is perfect, good demonstration, gracias (thank you)

rickydude2001: Thanks for the video!! very helpful to all would be mechanics...keep up the good work..

robinsonsauto: Thanks for passing through

RZGOBLIN: Nice job Will

jgonz1104: I have the exact same truck year and model and I have to replace both front upper control arms and both front lower ball joints. This has been one of the few helpful videos I have found so far, I was wondering if you had another one showing how to replace the lower ball joints. Thanks in advance.

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