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Old 05-28-2009, 04:06 PM   #1
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Had my 2001 5.4 4x4 in the shop for brakes and they said my ball joints are shot. They quoted me about 520 to replace all of them. Was thinking of doing it myself. If I do, can I reuse the stock cam bolts with the new a arms or do I have to buy new ones like the shop sugested? They want 60 bucks just for the bolts.
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I'd inspect them real close and make sure they look ok. If not replace them.
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you can replace the lower ball joint without replacing tha a arm just need a balljoint press the top you have to replace the whole a arm
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Recently replaced top control arms w/bushings and used the same cam bolts. Also replaced lower ball joints on 99 4x4 5.4 ***just had to rent the proper tools for it. Need to knock axle (do not remove from differential) out of way at the hub side in order to remove lower ball joints with press.
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