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Ford f-250: ball joints tie rod ends – part ii – Auto Repair Chat

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Now that the F250 steering knuckle is off it is time to get the ball joints pressed out, the new ones pressed in and get it reinstalled back on the axle. Let's see what can go wrong here.... -Enjoy!
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47 thoughts on “Ford f-250: ball joints tie rod ends – part ii”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars turner0224 says:

    Trying to locate a Thor helmet for you to wear when using Brooks…….

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars RenoF250 says:

    This was helpful. My 2k F-250 is wandering but BJs are not sloppy, makes me think they are too tight as you mentioned here. I am changing them (they had 250k on originals) and put in Moogs. First one was too tight with factory camber sleeve. Got an SPC sleeve and that gave it some more room and now I can move it with 2 fingers. Had I not seen your mistake I would have thought new ones are just tight.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jacob Smith says:

    Even a couple ft lbs off torque spec will cause Ford ball joints to seize. Has to be perfect every time or you're guaranteed to get memory steer

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Chiodetti says:

    I've learned a job like this one has MANY steps, details and of course tech tips not shown in the manual! It can burn up a LOT of time and wear you down, which is why you double check that everything is back to where it should be.
    Great job Mr. O!

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

    We all have made the mistake of tightening the upper ball joint before the lower on these Fords Eric O it happens correcting the binding and memory steer before it was completely installed is what makes a good Mechanic @SouthMainAutoRepairLLC

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

    Ball joints on these fords are Tight as a Tiger Tighter then tight good Work Eric O and Memory Steer Sucks @SouthMainAutoRepairLLC

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

    To do the top Ball joint on these knuckles I always stick the thread of the clamp through the hole for the bottom ball joint when the bottom ball joint is removed and it always works Well on straight aligned Ears Quick Tip Eric O @SouthMainAutoRepairLLC

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bismarck San Diego says:

    above the ball joint, above the not answering the phone calls, no brake cleaner. 🙁

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Ash says:

    Love watching your videos. Would never call. I feel that would be disrespectful, and over the line. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Panther Platform says:

    I like watching other pros do it after I've done it to see if they're doing it right. Been doing lots of F250 front ends lately. Not a bad gig. They're 2 hours a piece. The slap on ball joint press is amazing. Air hammer them out, press them in.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Johnny Sechrist says:

    Speaking of hammers…you would like my lead hammer that's used for trueing Harley crankshafts….weighs 38-40 pounds. Don't ask how many trueing stands I've broke.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Craig Miller says:

    Eric, Nice Job… You should see some of the mistakes I've made! Thanks for the video, I really appreciate ya. One of my most favorite YT channels. And I've never called you. Never entered my mind actually. I know you are a working man. Come on fellas… don't call Eric. What the hell are ya thinking? Here's the deal. If you get the idea to call him do this first. Get your camera and make a video of a project. Working around a camera and especially editing is a laborious process. Then do all the crap to upload it and understand until you get thousands of viewers and subs you won't see a nickel for it. Ask me how I know. He's helping all of us with free information already. Don't call his shop. That's just stupid and it should be pretty obvious why.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars darryl m says:

    Good Stuff, Great Tips👍🏿😀 2016 F250 XLT 6.2L Gas 4W 4D (Stock)

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dirk says:

    I appreciate a man who will give a reach-around

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Austin Smith says:

    Big nasty is currently unavailable for purchase!

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Ridley says:

    How about every time someone rolls over $100 on Patreon, they get to make a 10 minute phone call? That should slow it down a little.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Júlio julio says:

    Preciso de um kit de ferramentas desse aí onde compro

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

    Great explanation 👌good vedeo mate 👍👏 is a really fucking crap work I hope I can do exactly on my excursión 🤔 both sides 😕🤪 damm get be funny 😀😀

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wade Taylor says:

    Great video, how would I know to replace the hub bearings too? Ty

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

    Great video, I tried to work ahead without watching… Had the same tight knuckle issue watched and all came out great.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 70ixlr8 says:

    oh my

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Danny Bowen says:

    That's right you can't talk and work at the same time

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Danny Bowen says:

    Making mistakes are part of learning as long as they don't cost you money

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ray yar says:

    I cut off most the stem of the ball joint with my Metabo with a cut off blade. It made things a little easier for me..

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim Fuller says:

    Your forgiven..I'm doing this job right now on my 05 dually super Duty. It's been a mother trucker..ball joints both sides tie rod ends, drag link. You just never worry your very proffesional and very humble. You know more than I will ever know. Thank you for showing us rookies how to do it..

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Diggin the past says:

    Dude ,between working on the cars and working on the videos, the hours u must but in I commend you sir . Who care what anybody says lol . Keep up the good work and you gave me a ton of free knowledge I appreciate that a lot thanks .

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Raul Chavez says:

    Should of tried BIG NASTY 😂 lol… awesome Ball joint kit

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jack Benoit says:

    Just put the Threads to the bottom of I’ll join

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Thomas Seyffert says:

    Keep Doing it your way Eric. Most people would not have the balls to put their mistakes on video! I learn a ton from all your hard work!

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dylan Dubs says:

    I run that brand balljoint in my duramax for the lowers. So far I'm pleased with them. I installed them myself at work and I liked how it came with its own cone for pressing them in. Overall appearance is nice and so far 6 months on 35s lifted 6 inches and beat on they are doing great so far!

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Matthew Setzer says:

    I love the ball joint removal and replacement. Soooo much satisfaction.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steven Zembriski says:

    Shit always goes wrong. Don’t beat yourself up. I did my joints on my 2002 F350 and was drinking, ended up putting the mud shield on backwards and ended up cutting them off cause I couldn’t get the tires back on LOL! I don’t drink anymore but still have my 7.3 without the front mud shield.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bob Grizley says:

    Just wondering what the OTC number of the tool you tapped in the axle shaft in was. It looked like a large oil seal driver. Thank-you.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    Dont sweat it E ain't none of us monkeys of the grease perfect and if they think they are they will one day soon know that they aint.

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

    It's amazing. I wouldn't think of calling for advice. Some people…
    I have a fairly popular Facebook Group and guys just think they can advertise their business and whatever at will. They get removed very quickly 😉 .

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bryan Rose says:

    Doing a fine job!

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars nik roche says:

    We ALL get it wrong sometimes..its part of being human. Its how we react/respond that is the key. You admit it,publicly and then explain 'why' and proceed to do it again correctly..RESPECT to you..and many thanks.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Simon Jones says:

    on a quick look that cup with the cut out is very similar to the rear void bush cup on the 5 series

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Papa Jon says:

    Great videos! While I generally prefer to use a four pound hammer I do have a seven pounder always at the ready. Often just the threat to use it will convince obstinate parts to cooperate…

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars cheekybastard99 says:

    Guys, quit calling Eric unless it's very important and you have all the information ready to go, he's got a family and business to take care of. Only call when you've done all the basic troubleshooting steps first and have everything ready to go such as codes written down and pictures to text to his personal mobile. It's just called respect.