Originally Posted by rtg143
Are they the uppers or lowers? Napa and Rockauto show upper and lower balljoints without the arm but they may be replacements for aftermarket arms. Look at yours and the parts picture. That way you'll see if they can be replaced separately. If you keep driving it, check them very often to see how loose they are.
nice, i was looking at autozone which has the control arm and ball joint for 87.99, wasn't aware you could get the ball joint itself.
the seal on both side for the upper joints is almost completely gone, guess i need to slow it down when driving around the ranch. havent checked the status of the lowers yet.
napa has 2 for the aviator, one by napa for 46.49 and one by Master Ride chasis for 24.99
i was looking at the alldata and it shows i need a special tool which alldata calls a "c-frame and screw" but searching for "ball joint tool" i found several results. One on napa for 145, 2 on autozone for 345 and 110 and then harbor freight has a set for 39.99 and 49.99.
I'm only gonna be using the thing for this one job so i think i'll go with the harbor freight.
also when i want to install the new ball joints is at as simple as tapping them in or do i have to use the tool to "pull" them in?