Replaces

2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Upper Control Arm & Lower Ball Joint Set Set

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2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

Fit Details

  • Location: Upper

Part Details

  • Location: Set

  • New

This replacement front control arm/ball joint is just what you need to bring back the safety and integrity of your vehicle's suspension and steering.

Specifications:

  • FRONT Control Arm/Ball Joint Kit includes:
    • (2) - FRONT LOWER Ball Joints - LH (Driver Side) & RH (Passenger Side)
    • (2) - FRONT UPPER 1-Piece Control Arms with Ball Joints - LH (Driver Side) & RH (Passenger Side)
  • Direct replacements
  • Built to strict quality control standards
  • Control arms are new, not remanufactured or refurbished

NOTE: These are redesigned lower ball joints and may look slightly different from the originals, although they will install and function correctly.

NOTE: RH (Passenger Side) 1-Piece Upper Control Arm can be used on vehicles that originally came with a 2-Piece Upper Control Arm.

Worn ball joints or loose rear bushings can cause excessive front tire wear, popping or creaking in the front end, extra play in the steering system, and pose a serious safety concern. Replace that heavily rusted, rotted, or damaged front upper control arm with the loose bushings or worn ball joints with our high quality all in one replacement.

One way to diagnose a loose, or warn ball joint on a control arm, is to jack the car up, so the wheel is off of the ground, then have someone try to move the wheel in and out. While they are moving the wheel check the ball joint and bushings for play, if it is moving you probably need to replace it.

Remember whenever you are replacing any front end or steering components you should have your vehicle professionally aligned as soon as possible. This will ensure proper tracking and even tire wear.

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser. Please keep your invoice for proof of this warranty.

  1. Remove the Wheel (1:59)
    • Pull off the center cap
    • Loosen the lug nuts
    • Remove the cotter pin and loosen the 35mm hub nut
    • Loosen the seven 13mm 12-point bolts that hold the axle to the front drive
    • Raise and secure the car
    • Remove the wheel
  2. Loosen the Torsion Bar (2:54)
    • Spray the torsion bar with spray paint and loosen the torsion bar tension bolt with an 18mm bolt
  3. Remove the Tie Rod (3:45)
    • Use a pair of pliers to remove the cotter pin
    • Remove the nut at the end of the tie rod
    • Use a tie rod puller to separate the tie rod
  4. Remove the stabilizer links (5:25)
    • Use a 9/16 wrench to secure the bottom and a 14 mm socket to unbolt the stabilizer link
    • Use a hammer and punch to remove the stabilizer link
  5. Pull the Axle from the CV Joint (6:52)
    • Unbolt the seven bolts, using a pry bar to keep the hub from rotating
    • Remove the hub nut using a 35 mm socket
    • Give the axle a tap with a hammer and pull the axle out
  6. Remove the Ball Joint (9:00)
    • Use a jack and wood plank or two to lift the control arm and relieve tension from the ball joint
    • Unbolt the the ball joint using a breaker bar and 27mm socket
    • Use a ball joint removal tool to pull the ball joint apart
    • With a ball joint press, remove the ball joint completely
    • See Part Two for reassembly

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Center Punch
  • Floor Jack
  • Hammer
  • Jack Stands

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Block of Wood
  • Marker / Writing Utensil
  • Rust Penetrant

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar
  • A Piece of Pipe (for leverage)
  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • Complete Metric Socket Set

  • Specialty Tools

  • Ball Joint Press
  • Tie Rod Puller

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How-to Video:

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Tools List:

    General Tools

  • Center Punch
  • Floor Jack
  • Hammer
  • Jack Stands

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Block of Wood
  • Marker / Writing Utensil
  • Rust Penetrant

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar
  • A Piece of Pipe (for leverage)
  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • Complete Metric Socket Set

  • Specialty Tools

  • Ball Joint Press
  • Tie Rod Puller




Vehicle Fit

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  • 1998-2002 Ford Ranger 4WD One Piece Design Upper Control Arm & Lower Ball Joint Set for Models with for Torsion Bar Suspension Set
  • 2003-2011 Ford Ranger 4WD Upper Control Arm & Lower Ball Joint Set for Models with for Torsion Bar Suspension Set
  • 1998-2001 Mazda B2500 Truck Upper Control Arm & Lower Ball Joint Set for Models with for Torsion Bar Suspension Set
  • 1998-2007 Mazda B3000 Truck Upper Control Arm & Lower Ball Joint Set for Models with for Torsion Bar Suspension Set
  • 1998-2009 Mazda B4000 Truck Upper Control Arm & Lower Ball Joint Set for Models with for Torsion Bar Suspension Set
  • 1997-2001 Mercury Mountaineer One Piece Design Upper Control Arm & Lower Ball Joint Set Set
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