Ford Automobiles banner

Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 11 of 11 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Just curious if there is a special tool required besides the standard ball joint press to remove the ball joints on the ol bull.

Regards,

Brian
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
238 Posts
From what i have found:
Removal & Installation

Ford Sable, Taurus 2000-05
The lower ball joint is an integral part of the steering knuckle. If the lower ball joint is found to be defective, the entire steering knuckle must be replaced.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,352 Posts
Jeff,
That link didn't work.

Brian,
AutoZOne has a tool loaner program where you leave a deposit and get it back upon return of the tool. They'll likely have any specialty tools you might need for that job in their list of loaners.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
659 Posts
Jeff,
That link didn't work.
Ummmm Poppy, it's not a link (not underlined)..... remember my underlining problem....... :rolleyes:

What Jeff was saying was "If the lower ball joint is found to be defective, the entire steering knuckle must be replaced".
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,352 Posts
OIC it was a cut and paste. I thought it was supposed to link to a breakout diagram or something.

:) thanks :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
20 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
The older taurus models had the one piece LCA so the ball joint is in the steering knuckle, not the LCA and I sure as hell am not going to replace those...lol. And I found an Autozone that carries the adapter kit to press the old ball joints out. Looks pretty straight forward, thanks for the info guys, probably going to replace the struts while I'm in there as well :yikes:.


Regards,
Brian
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
20 Posts
..The older taurus' for sure had the ball joint in the LCA. ha
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
109 Posts
..The older taurus' for sure had the ball joint in the LCA. ha
Yep, just changed both LCA's on my 5sp SHO car, because the ball jouints were bad.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Discussion Starter #10
Jeff,
That link didn't work.

Brian,
AutoZOne has a tool loaner program where you leave a deposit and get it back upon return of the tool. They'll likely have any specialty tools you might need for that job in their list of loaners.
The loaner tools worked perfect for the job. I did find it easier to install the ball joints after putting them in the freezer for about 20 minutes. They barely took any force to press them in whatsoever :thumbsup:

Regards,

Brian
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,352 Posts
I marked this RESOLVED. In a day or so, after any final comments we'll close the thread.
 
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top