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Old 11-16-2010, 11:44   #1 (permalink)
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00 Navigator Lower Ball Joints

Hello,

The lower ball joints on my 00 Navigator 4x4 are worn out. I picked up some replacments at my local parts store, got back home, looked all over for a service manual found one only to read:
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The lower ball joint is an integral part of the lower control arm and is not a serviceable component. Replacement of the ball joint requires replacing the lower control arm.
Is this accurate? If they can be replaced, is there some documentation you can recomend online?

Thanks for the help!
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Old 11-16-2010, 12:06   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 00 Navigator Lower Ball Joints

Dont know if this helps . Looks straight forward .


How to change lower ball joints 2002 Lincoln Navigator?

Ball Joint Replacement:


I used the rental tool to press out the old ball joint and press in the new one. When pressing out the old ball joint the key is to properly set up the press, tighten the screw on the press, then give the screw a few good solid blows to shock the old ball joint. Once I did this the old ball joint pressed out almost effortlessly. Installation of the new ball joint was a breeze. The only comment is be extremely careful not to damage the axle boot seals. Have wire on hand to tie the spindle assembly and axle for support to prevent damage to the brake hoses and ABS system.
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Old 11-16-2010, 12:11   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 00 Navigator Lower Ball Joints

Yeah they recommend replacing the whole control arm. I'll try to post a step by step how to in a few mins.
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Old 11-16-2010, 12:24   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 00 Navigator Lower Ball Joints

This is what AllData shows



Removal

1. Remove the wheel hub.


2. Make preliminary adjustment references.

1. Make an alignment mark on the torsion bar and the torsion bar crossmember support.
2. Measure and record the length.



3. Relieve the torsion bar tension.

1. Remove the torsion bar adjuster bolt.
2. Install the Torsion Bar Tool with the Torsion Bar Tool Adapters in the B slots on the Torsion Bar Tool.
3. Tighten the Torsion Bar Tool until the torsion bar adjuster lifts off of the adjuster nut.
4. Remove the torsion bar adjuster nut.
5. Remove the Torsion Bar Tool.
6. Remove the torsion bar adjuster.



Remove the stabilizer bar link nut from the front suspension lower arm.



Remove the front shock absorber lower bolt and nut from the front suspension lower arm.



Remove the lower ball joint castle nut.
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Old 11-16-2010, 12:26   #5 (permalink)
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1. Remove and discard the cotter pin.
2. Remove the lower ball joint castle nut.



7. Using the Pitman Arm Puller, separate the front suspension lower arm from the front wheel knuckle.

* Separate the front suspension lower arm from the front wheel knuckle.



8. Remove the front suspension lower arm.

1. Remove the two front suspension lower arm nuts.
2. Remove the two front suspension lower arm bolts.
3. Remove the front suspension lower arm and torsion bar as an assembly.

9. Separate the front suspension lower arm from the torsion bar.
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Old 11-16-2010, 12:29   #6 (permalink)
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Installation



1. Install the front suspension lower arm.

1. Attach the front suspension lower arm to the torsion bar.
2. Install the front suspension lower arm and torsion bar as an assembly.
3. Install the front suspension lower arm bolts and nuts.



2. Install the front suspension arm lower ball joint castle nut.

1. Position the front wheel knuckle.
2. Install the front suspension arm lower ball joint castle nut.
3. Install a new cotter pin.



Install the front stabilizer bar link to the front suspension lower arm.



4. Install the front shock absorber lower bolt and nut to the front suspension lower arm.



5. Load the torsion bar.

1. Install the torsion bar adjuster.

o Turn the torsion bar adjuster until the reference marks align.

2. Install the Torsion Bar Tool with the Torsion Bar Tool Adapters in the B slots on the Torsion Bar Tool.
3. Tighten the Torsion Bar Tool to load the torsion bar.
4. Install the torsion bar adjuster nut.
5. Install the torsion bar adjuster bolt.
6. Remove Torsion Bar Tool.

6. Install the wheel hub.
7. Adjust the ride height.
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Old 11-16-2010, 12:29   #7 (permalink)
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Re: 00 Navigator Lower Ball Joints

WOW!

Thanks guys!

I feel much better about taking on this job.

Thanks jwko for taking the time posting step by step instructions with pics!
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Old 11-16-2010, 12:31   #8 (permalink)
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Re: 00 Navigator Lower Ball Joints

YW
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