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Old November 19th, 2007, 03:58 PM   #61
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think i could pull it off with a piece of 2x4?
thats how i do it, just take your time, tap it in a bit at time evenly all around it
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Old November 19th, 2007, 04:27 PM   #62
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a 4x4 block covers the whole seal making it go in without damaging it, 2x4 will work if your careful
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Old November 20th, 2007, 08:54 AM   #63
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the piece of 4x4 wouldn't work because the seal has a rubber flap-ish kind of thing sticking out all around the back. i ended up using a grease rag and a auto body repair hammer, got 'em in though.
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Old November 29th, 2007, 08:46 AM   #64
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OK, i have yet another reoair that has necesity to be done in the very near future, ball joints. how difficult are they? i helped one of my friend's dad replace his on a CJ7, and it wasnt fun. would it be worth the money to have someone else do it?
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Old November 29th, 2007, 10:15 AM   #65
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GRAVY.....IMO

Parts you'll need for sure:
Ball joints
Inner wheel bearing seal that goes into the rotor (usually gets ruined pulling the rotors off the spindle)

May need:
Wheel bearings
Axle U-joints
Brake pads

Special tools you'll need:

Wheel bearing/hub nut tool to take the locking hub "nut" off the spindle
Spindle puller and slide hammer
Wheel bearing grease (you've gotta take them out - might as well repack)
Ball joint press
Snap ring pliers


Basically, you've gotta pull the calipers, wheel bearings, rotors off the spindle.
Next, pull the spindle off the knuckle so the axle shafts can be pulled out (perfect time to clearance the yokes and put U-Joints in if they're even the slightest bit "bindy" or bad)
Take the knuckle off the beam (ball joints are pressed into the knuckles)
Take the knuckles to the bench, press out/in,
reassemble
Align truck

You do it once and they're way easy the next time you do it (and there will be a next time if you put bigger tires on)....I can do both sides in my ranger, without alignment, in roughly 2 hours

Also, keep in mind if you need new brakes now is the time to do it as well....it's all gotta come apart
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Old November 29th, 2007, 11:10 AM   #66
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I just put new brakes on about a week ago. i got the rotors off easily without messing up the bearings or seals. now about price $48 a pair good?
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Old January 16th, 2008, 10:17 AM   #67
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alright got some more questions. first is what would a fair sale value of my bronco be? KBB rated it as poor but i would want some other people's honest opinion. also 302 swap, how long did it take you guys who did it? and the approx cost for parts other than trans, t-case, and engine
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Old January 16th, 2008, 10:59 AM   #68
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You're allowed to make new threads for new questions. It'd get more attention if you made a thread in the pub named "B2 Value" and a thread in Ford Tech named "B2 302 Swap Questions"
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Old January 17th, 2008, 09:13 AM   #69
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Alright, didnt think of that really.
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