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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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Even though i wasnt using this to replace my ball joints i used it for replacing my wheel bearing hubs and axle seals. great post found everything i needed and more even made the tool to the axle seals. you wouldnt happen to have one on replace your glow plugs and fuel injectors well one could only hope. thanks again for the great info!!

Admin reply: Thanks for posting Chris. I am actually in the middle of a wheel bearing/hub article. It should be up later this month.


Added: October 5, 2009
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I read the article before starting and it made me feel less stressed about doing the job. Awesome write up, thanks!

Admin reply: Glad to help. Thanks for posting.


Added: October 4, 2009
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Fantastic write-up. I just followed it step by step - all the info you need is right here. I made the special seal tool - took about 10 minutes with the grinder and about $15 at Ace hardware. The only shocker was when I got the parts at the local Ford dealer - over $800 (that's not a typo) just for the minimal required stuff. Oh well - you saved me a ton in labor costs. Much thanks.

Admin reply: Thanks Todd. It sounds like the dealer didn't do you any favors on the pricing. Glad my article was helpful.


Added: October 4, 2009
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Thanks for the awesome post. Unfortunately I'm at a standstill. the axle dustseal that the dealer gave me matches the part# that you have listed, but I'll be damned if it won't fit into my axle housing (tube). #F81Z-1S175-HCA. Although it does fit on the axle. The OD seems to be either too large or to small. I've already been back to the dealer once to confirm that it is the right part. Any help would be appreciated as right now I'm halfway though!!! 2004 f350 cc 4x4 6.0 srw sb

Admin reply: The dust seal (F81Z-1S175-HCA) does not really fit inside the axle tube. It just slides on the axle. I seems counter-intuitive the way it seats against the axle tube because it does not seal very well, but that is how it goes. Good luck.


Added: October 1, 2009
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This was perfect I have this same truck and is what I did to do the job Excellent pictures and explaination thanks

Admin reply: Thanks for taking the time to post this feedback Doug.


Added: September 24, 2009
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