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I have to say thank you. This was my first big project fixing anything as complicated. Every detail was spot on. It took a little over 10 hours to complete. I went ahead and changed the universals in both axles while I was there.

Admin reply: Thanks for taking the time to post Rick. I am glad my ball joint article helped you.


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Kudos, very well written to say the least, and the added description notes in the some of the images showing exaclty which parts that are being referred is a bonus to those of us like me who learn better by visual aid oppose to the dreaded 'white paper'. Will be coming back to check out any other 'repair' procedures you may post.
Good work eh ;)

Admin reply: Thanks a lot Patrick!


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I like it. Good work.....

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very- very-helpful. thanks a lot. clint

Admin reply: Clint, thanks for taking the time to post. Much appreciated.


Added: November 26, 2009
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You probably are getting used to this by looking at other posts, but this was absolutely the best self help article I have found on the internet and you have done a great job! Picture quality and thorough explaination made this unpleasant job sort of fun and saved a ton of money in the process. Luckily I have a friend who loaned me the factory seal installer and ball joint press, but I have no doubt your "special tools" would have worked just as well. Thanks again!

Admin reply: Thanks Bryan. I hope you come back to read this.

While I do see a lot of positive feedback, I really don't get used to it. Comments such as yours really keep me going on the site. This site is more work than one might think, and comments like yours keep me motivated. Thanks again.


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This is the best article I have ever used to work on my vehicles. Everything was exactly what I needed to get the job done. I like how there was step by step instructions with color pictures for each step explained in detail that made sense. I also used the parts you will need breakdown and part numbers. Awesome job and awsome article! Thanks so much!
Also did you get a recall letter in the mail recently about some speed sensor leaking brake fluid and possibly causing a fire? I have a 2000 also. Just curious. Thanks again!

Admin reply: Thanks a lot for the nice words. I am glad my article was useful to you.

I've not received the recall yet but my friend did for his 2001.


Added: November 18, 2009
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I can't thank you enough for writing this post. I was at a standstill about how to get the axle out of the hub. Your info on the seal tool was great. It sure made it easy. Also thank you for posting the part numbers for the different pieces needed . Ford told me that you had to buy the whole unit bearing at $450.00. All I needed was a new needle bearing but I went ahead and changed all the seals since I had it apart. Again THANK YOU.

Admin reply: Thanks for the post David. I sure appreciate the encouragement from the folks who let me know how they use my site. I am glad you found the information useful.


Added: October 26, 2009
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Thanks a bunch!! It took me about 3 hours per side + a little time to make the seal tool. I've done work like this before and have the tools so it didn't take too long to figure it out thanks to your article. Here are a few Napa cross reference part numbers that might help. These ball joints come with grease fittings but I couldn't use one in the uppers because it hit the axle.

NOS 28600 oil seal (dust seal)
NOS 21918 axle seal
NCP 260-1248 upper ball joint
NCP 260-1395 lower ball joint

Thanks again!!

Admin reply: Thanks for the part numbers Mike. I will add them to my "part numbers" page.


Added: October 26, 2009
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You ARE the man. Outstanding report. Thanks very much for sharing your experience with us. I have dreaded doing this job on my SD and put it off and off. After reading your article, I printed it out and got right to it. Even the part numbers were identical. Did I say outstanding? Thanks.

Admin reply: Thanks a lot for posting Gootch. I appreciate the positive feedback.


Added: October 25, 2009
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The best write-up on ball joint replacement. It has very good detail info and with excellent pictures making the job of replacing the ball joints a lot easier.

Only complaint I have is the instruction to make the tool is incorrect. I found out after an hour of grinding to the 3-3/16 diameter as recommended in the write-up, the diameter is too small (this diameter incidently fit the back side which is no use). I had to go to the store and got another flange and 40min later I had the right tool.

Despite the setback, I am much grateful for the instructions which took all the guess work away. I saved enough money to replace a much needed set of tires on my wife's car. Thank you.

Admin reply: Thanks for the comment on the diameter of your seal being different. Mine was 3-3/16", but I will note for folks to measure prior to grinding. As with all things on this site; the procedures listed here are just how I did it.


Added: October 21, 2009
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