Question by  tbird (732)

Is it possible to change Ford Ranger ball joints yourself?

I don't have much experience with car repair.


Answer by  icanoutfishyou (1148)

Yes, any ball joints can be replaced fairly easily with a spring compressor and a tool called a "pickle fork". If your experience is limited with this repair, however, you should have a professional perform the work because you can seriously injure yourself if the control arm breaks free.


Answer by  icanoutfishyou (1148)

Ball joints can be changed by a home mechanic, however it's not the best idea to get into a project like this without a little experience. Replacing the ball joints requires dropping the control arm; which is spring loaded and can hurt you very badly if you don't know how to properly use the tools. Take it to a professional.


Answer by  Tony103 (93)

you can do it yourself, but several special tools are required. it would not be worth the cost of the tools to do it yourself. some auto parts store rent tools, making it affordable to do yourself.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

It is possible to do this yourself however it requires special tools and knowledge. I would not recommend a novice performing a repair like this. It is rather difficult but if you think you can do it buy a repair manual and do your homework first.

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