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In this video we start the task of replacing both the upper and lower ball joint along with the outer tie rod ends on the front a 2006 Ford F-250 4x4. The videos are split up so it is not 3hrs long😉 -Enjoy!
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48 thoughts on “Ford f-250: ball joints tie rod ends – part i”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Edward Wallace Tech Talk says:

    HI Eric! I have watched so many of your videos I feel like we are related LOL. Being a tech guy, I appreciate your attention to detail on everything that you do. I also appreciate the tips and tricks that you provide that helps us back yard mechanics. I wish I had even a small amount of your camera skills. I highly doubt you will ever need help with your computer, I imagine you are well versed in that field as well, but if you ever have any questions please visit my channel, or send me an email. Thank You for creating this channel as I use it for most all automotive needs. Would definitely like to see an upper and lower ball joint video for 2005 silverado as I am restoring my old truck. Anyway Happy Sunday!! Thanks Again, you are the best!! 🙂

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donald Painter says:

    Just scared up a 700 dollar set of hammers

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donald Painter says:

    I would feel guilty also I looked at that set of hammers a while ago and the price almost knocked my boots off but it's the only set you would need for life

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donald Painter says:

    I bought the 3/8 nano impact several months ago and it's one of the best impacts on the market I'm buying the 1/4 impact rachet that you use next because 1/4 is the first thing I grab unless it's big stuff like balljoint etc.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donald Painter says:

    I bought an OEM 1/2 drive battery impact gun at the pawn shop 2 weeks ago got the complete set up for 45 dollars and it surprised me I've tried it on everything and amazing it not only does lug nuts but it removes and installs ball joints so I'm glad I brought it I won't use it on every balljoint job I just tested it and it takes driveshaft bolts out with ease you know they have locktite the entire length I would recommend OEM to anyone now

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dylan Chapron says:

    I work on these in the south so i guess take it with a grain of salt but i have changed these uppers and lower bjs with the hub and axel still together. What made you take it all apart?

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Antonio Claudio Michael says:

    Good work as always Eric O @SouthMainAutoRepairLLC

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Antonio Claudio Michael says:

    Beautiful brass punches and chisels and Hammers From Brooks Eric O @SouthMainAutoRepairLLC

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Antonio Claudio Michael says:

    Lmfao that does sound like a Bar the old Rusty Nipple 😂 Eric O @SouthMainAutoRepairLLC

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DOUGLAS BURFORD says:

    I have never seen a Ford front hub slide off that easily. It usually requires a 6 pound hammer, a pry bar and an air chisel. And the dust shield will be destroyed. Anyone owning a Ford 4 wheel drive built in the last 15 years will get plenty of experience replacing steering components and brakes.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars bob stark says:

    Is using a torch a bad idea if you have an oil leak and there’s oil everywhere? Curse of the 7.3 😂

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars bob stark says:

    On a 2wd, do you need to take out the bearing and axle to replace the tie rods?

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alan Robison says:

    First day?

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars SimplyTHC says:

    I have always wondered… know I know

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars adam sorell says:

    Whst size is the big pickle fork?

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Humberto Bautista says:

    Hola saludos de Perú

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jorge fonseca says:

    More one of the best vedeos you have 👏👌 great explanation all the time 👏👍 I enjoying see your vedeos because it's really real 👏👌👌 and we can see how hard is this crap work 💪😀 of course you have a correct tools for making that caind of the work 👌👍 you know or anyone knows about how much costs this type of the work in normal workshops?? Replaced a all 4ball joints on F250,350 or excursión?? Here in Norway costs about $3400 or $3600 is a expensive replacement 🤔

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nancy Munson says:

    Z

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Vmlc L. says:

    Hand made in the USA, Chinese sourced materials are 100% nice!!!

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars shadetreezj1 says:

    The passenger side comes apart pretty easy if you lift up the bottom of the tie rod stud with a floor jack, then strike the knuckle between the two rod ends.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brian Hetrick says:

    You have this far saved me $1400.00. I am ready to press em out and watching part two. My first experience with this by the way and this video rocks!

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dalton Rogers says:

    my nipples are rusty

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Louis Frino says:

    Those brooks USA. Hammers are gorgeous

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars fix it yourself says:

    Un momento lol, love your vids

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Phil Nation says:

    Tanks fur da video! I had to do upper and lower ball joints as well as bearings and all steering components on my 2010 F350 Soopa Duty 4×4 and this video helped greatly. Lots of labor and special tools.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James K. Williams says:

    You have a great way about you and you do awesome videos that are informative and enjoyable to watch. Thanks for taking the time to educate knuckleheads like myself. Your final motivational comment in the video was what pushed me over the edge and encouraged me to try to do It on the ground, in the winter on Cape Cod without all the correct tools. I may regret the decision.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sabino Rodriquez says:

    Would this work on a 2015 Ford F-350 6.7 dually?

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rafael Marin says:

    Monkey like shiny.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Bill Malec says:

    Brooks. For when you want to get hammered.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Bill Malec says:

    Love the metic system comment. 62 years old and still have to think what 8th 16th 32nd is… Well forget it…

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nick Gustafson says:

    I wish I had a use to justify the 700$ for those hammers. Because they are beautiful.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jason Schilling says:

    What size are those bolts behind the knuckle?

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars PistonShack says:

    Thanks Eric. I saved this playlist to my Favourite.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sean John022992 says:

    You joke about the torch but I bet you weren't laughing when you burnt the viewfinder 😋

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Skalitzky says:

    Great video!

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Skalitzky says:

    What year?

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ALEX says:

    Is it just me or does it seem like ole eric is making indui dos

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kart! says:

    Smack that knuckle! Like you did the upper.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars GONZALEZ LEOBARDO says:

    Un momento👍

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Will says:

    I remember my first day. You'll get the hang of it. Lol!

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Will says:

    Lol! Just finished the same. Lol! 22.. 21. 15/16 sockets everywhere!! Wtf! Great video. The best! What do you feed them damn forearms?? Jeesh.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars cuddles says:

    Why not a tie rod splitter??????

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Peter d says:

    That's it Eric, you show that cotter pins who's boss!

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars IM MILLER says:

    South Main, build a magnetic mount base for your 📷 camera's.

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars woody miller says:

    Tec tip from a 50 year ford tec.
    All you have to do release the tie rod ends from the nuckle is to tap on the center boss between the two ends with a small dead blow hammer.
    The bottom joint will just drop off then reinstall the castell nut and gently tap up DONE
    Good video's

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars wade rigsbee says:

    are you still using harbor freight impact,mr. O?

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Team PoweredByGas says:

    Laughing my ass OFT you are freaking hilarious brother! That was epic!