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6DEVIL16 12-13-2007 02:12 PM

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.:doh:

parrot head 12-13-2007 03:26 PM

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:(:(

rebelBullDawg325 12-13-2007 04:43 PM

not one but i know one on another forum i'm on, i'll put it on there now and let ya know later

cherokee980 12-13-2007 04:46 PM


Originally Posted by rebelBullDawg325 (Post 171177)
not one but i know one on another forum i'm on, i'll put it on there now and let ya know later

you might try on:

pick 12-13-2007 05:33 PM

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.

whitebuffalo 12-13-2007 07:56 PM

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

Jase 12-13-2007 09:48 PM

from google, I found: the uppers are replaced as control arm assemblies. The lowers must be hammered out, and the new ones pressed in.

MOz 12-14-2007 07:39 AM

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.

6DEVIL16 12-14-2007 10:35 PM

Thanks for all the help. I too thought $1000 was nuts.....HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!!!

97 TJ 2.5L soft......Need 2 inch lift.....30x9.5's......and some stainless headers.......
......Still works like a tank......Love it!!!!!!!

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