> Just trying to get a feel for what I'm in for. Should I do this myself? Can
>it be done without special tools? How much are the parts and what else do I
>need to replace while I have it apart?
I don't think the explorer front ends are all that tough to work on, but I
have done quite a bit of work on cars. You are pulling the front end apart
here - steering knuckles have to be moved out of the way. So it does take
some time. Good selection of 1/2" sockets and a good torque wrench. Plus a
tie rod end puller, possibly a gear puller and something to break the ball
Don't know the parts cost. As far as what else to do - I would do the lower
ball joints if you are going to get that far into it. It would not add much
time to the job
You might want to subscribe to alldatadiy as they have step by step
instructions and diagrams, as well as torque specs, etc. I find it better
than the paper manuals like Haynes.
Are you sure its CV joints you need to replace? Yours would be the first AWD
I have heard of that needed both CV joints done at once.
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