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Twinkeys0816 05-08-2013 03:36 AM

upper ball joint replacement
 
hi guys! im planning on replacing the upper ball joint. ive got a 2006 ram 1500 4.7l v8 4x4. do i need to replace the upper control arm thats with the ball joint or can i just replace the upper ball joint alone.

gonefishin776 05-08-2013 07:45 AM

did a quick search on google, and the general consensus is you have to replace the whole assembly (balljoint/UCA).

but then i just now read another post saying they replaced just the ball joints it seems. But that also appears to be way more difficult to press the ball joints in/out so if you can afford it, just do the assembly I guess.

Good luck and I hope this helps some.

BUMP for someone with more info

bparsel 05-10-2013 12:48 PM

I just did my uppers. The factory manual has them listed as being unserviceable and to replace the whole assembly. I chose not to believe that and went ahead and ordered the ball joints and got the press tool from O'reillys. After spending some time trying to press them out I gave up and replaced the entire assembly with MOOG Upper Control Arms and was done with it.


Order the whole asembly from Rock Auto and it isnt that expensive. The MOOG replacements ARE serviceable for any future Ball Joint replacements.

SI Integra 05-14-2013 10:51 AM

You can press them in, but it is not worth the difference in time or money and the availability of ball joints are slim at best. Bparsel hit it right on, buy the Moog and be done with it.

Twinkeys0816 05-16-2013 02:40 AM

thank you for your input guys, much appreciated. i will definitely get the whole assembly.


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