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Old 12-13-2007, 01:12 PM   #1
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Talking Anyone That Knows Ford Tech?????

I'm a Jeeper........But why go on a Ford forum when someone out there may know. A cousin of mine has a 98 Explorer that needs a new Ball-joint. He's been told that the upper control-arm and ball-joint are one-piece and about $1000 usd to replace. Anyone run into this?????? On a Ford Truck????? Seems Pricey.

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Old 12-13-2007, 02:26 PM   #2
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Wow, my BS meter is going off on that one! I would try a different garage. Shop around, call a few part stores and compare. Even if it is only available in as a complete control arm, that price sounds like someone is getting bent over

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not one but i know one on another forum i'm on, i'll put it on there now and let ya know later
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Old 12-13-2007, 03:46 PM   #4
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not one but i know one on another forum i'm on, i'll put it on there now and let ya know later

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Old 12-13-2007, 04:33 PM   #5
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Price seems pretty high. Pulled up the parts from O'reilly's site and the upper and lower combine would be under $100 for the parts.
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Old 12-13-2007, 06:56 PM   #6
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not sure on the exploder, but on the 2wd ranger the ball joint was pressed into the control arm. i call BS on it being all one. find a different shop
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Old 12-13-2007, 08:48 PM   #7
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from google, I found: the uppers are replaced as control arm assemblies. The lowers must be hammered out, and the new ones pressed in.
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Old 12-14-2007, 06:39 AM   #8
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I just replaced my brother-in-law's upper ball joints on his Explore-Her Sport Crapper. If I remember, the OEM parts from Ford I think were no more than $120 for the pair. The lower ball joints are basically the same and are removable.
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Old 12-14-2007, 09:35 PM   #9
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Thanks for all the help. I too thought $1000 was nuts.....HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!!!



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