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Ball Joint Front Pair Motorcraft MCSOE1 - MCSBS00001

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Part Details

  • Quantity:   Pair
  • Front or Rear Location:   Front
  • Location:   Lower

Specifications:

  • Brand New Motorcraft Ball Joints
  • Comes as a PAIR
    • Fits both LH (Driver Side) & RH (Passenger Side) Front Lower
  • Built to strict quality control standards

Item Condition: New

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.

  1. step : Install the new ball joint (0:40)
    • Set up the ball joint in the ball joint press.
    • Get the top of the ball joint flush with the top of the control arm.
    • Readjust the press, taking the rubber boot off and get the control arm the rest of the way in.
    • Replace the rubber boot.
    • Lock it into place with a snap ring.
    • If you have snap ring pliers, this is much easier but you can do it without them.
  2. step : Reassemble the steering knuckle and control arm. (2:35)
    • Position the ball joint pointing outward and work the steering knuckle onto it.
    • Lower the jack stand from the control arm.
    • Thread the nut onto the ball joint.
    • Put the grease fitting on the ball joint.
  3. step : Install the axle (3:36)
    • Get the axle into the hub and transmission.
    • Torque the bolts to 60 foot pounds, using a star pattern to secure the axle evenly.
  4. step : Put the tie rod back on (4:22)
    • Torque the ball joint nut to 98 foot pounds and secure with a cotter pin.
    • Fill the lower ball joint grease fitting with grease using a grease gun.
    • Torque the tie rod nut to 60 ft lbs and secure with a cotter pin.
  5. step : Install the stabilizer link. (5:48)
    • Thread the washers and bushings onto the link.
    • Jack the control arm up and tighten the stabilizer link nuts to 15-16 ft lbs.
    • Thread the hub nut on.
    • Lower the jack from the suspension.
    • Retighten the torsion bar to the mark you made earlier.
  6. step : Put the wheel back on (7:35)
    • Thread the lug nuts on.
    • Lower the vehicle.
    • Torque the lug nuts in a star pattern to 100 ft lbs.
    • Torque the hub nut to 220 ft lbs using your 35 mm socket.
    • Put the retainer and cotter pin and wheel cap on.
    • Have your alignment checked and adjusted.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Floor Jack
  • Center Punch
  • Jack Stands

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Marker / Writing Utensil

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

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

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • Complete Metric Socket Set
  • 35mm Socket

  • Sockets - SAE

  • Complete SAE Socket Set

  • Specialty Tools

  • Grease Gun
  • Pitman Arm Puller
  • Ball Joint Press

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Part #: MCSBS00001

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MOTORCRAFT
Brand #: MCSOE1

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