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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-08-2015, 02:19 AM Thread Starter
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2005 ball joint and o-rings

So. . . I've read dozens of ball joint replacement related posts and write ups and watched a very informative video by "wranglerstar" on YouTube, and I am confident that I can take the job without any problems. I just have a few questions that I'd like to see if anyone on here could chime in on and give me some pointers.

The writeups and videos I watched were mostly for 00-04 F250's. I've read in numerous places that there are minor differences in 05's, but I can't find those differences outlined anywhere. Anyone know more about this?

Also, I'm wondering what all o-rings, seals, etc should be replaced while I have everything torn apart. I seen where some can be inspected and refused if good, and that one can even effect the "auto-hub" (for lack of the proper term) function. I figure while I'm in there, I might as well do it right. What are everyone's recommendations?

Lastly, FWIW, I'm replacing the factory ball joints with Moog greaseable ball joints (part # 80026 and 80027) . Also, if anyone has any certain tips or tricks to help me along the way, I'm all ears! Thank you all in advance for all of the help, I'm looking forward to the good advice!
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Re: 2005 ball joint and o-rings

they are a royal MFER they are the biggest pain in the rear end. DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS AT HOME. Not for the unskilled and under tooled.
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they are a royal MFER they are the biggest pain in the rear end. DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS AT HOME. Not for the unskilled and under tooled.
A man speaking from experience. There is nothing easy about ball joints. Personally, I hate doing them
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Re: 2005 ball joint and o-rings

there is a huge $50 seal that is a PITA. I bought the installer tool for it but havent used it yet, the tool is HEAVY

balljoints are oversized for the balljoint press I bought, they sell an additional kit for fords with the oversized adapters

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rebuild .010 riffraff cut pistons,swamps fire ring kit,Girdle,high-filled block,Manley rods,SBC dualdisc,ATI dampner,MorelLifters,MantonPushrods,ColtCam,
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have you been able to remove the knuckle to press the ball joints out?
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it is easy
wd40 is a waste of time, heat works best

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rebuild .010 riffraff cut pistons,swamps fire ring kit,Girdle,high-filled block,Manley rods,SBC dualdisc,ATI dampner,MorelLifters,MantonPushrods,ColtCam,
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