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87 f 250 ball joints

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by raptorej, Oct 8, 2005.

  1. raptorej

    raptorej Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    does any one know to to take a axel and the axel housing out please write back truck out back on jack stands for a week
  2. 85F150

    85F150 Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    No need to take the axlehousing out if you are just replacing the BJ's.

    To remove the axle shafts-

    On the pass side:
    remove the locking hub, remove the rotor, remove the spindle. Take the plastic boot off the middle of the axle shaft under the truck, then pull the outer axle shaft out on the pass side, sometimes they are rusted together where that boot is and it takes time to seperate.

    Drivers Side
    take all the same stuff off, except you won't be able to take that axle shaft out until you unmount the Third member/Differentional out of the axle. To unmount the diff, take all the bolts out on the front of the housing, then there is 2 bolts on each side of the diff, they need to come out too. Check out ford-trucks.com or fullsizebronco.com If you search the forums there is pics under fullsizebronco.com in the tech section on how to R&R the diff.
  3. raptorej

    raptorej Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    thanks one more question

    do you know how to take out the spindle do i beat out the old ball joints or
  4. 85F150

    85F150 Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    You have to remove all the nuts around the spindle. Then tap on the end of the spindle with a rubber mallet or a block of wood....It will be stuck on there very good. You just have to keep going around and hitting it, don't get it wedged at a angle. You can also take like a chisel or something and try to wedge it apart at the axle housing to help a little.

    The ball joints go better if you use a tool. They are pressed in.

    here is a writeup on FSB, http://www.fullsizebronco.com/forum/showthread.php?t=45983&highlight=ball+joint

    It is for the TTB D-44 which will be the exact same setup as your front axle, no abs stuff though