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I *just* finnished installing new upper and lower ball-joints in our E-150. At 135k miles, it was time with one being worn enough to affect tire wear. All other steering parts are in good condition so far.

4 ball joints = 2 hours w/o all the right tools, but enough special stuff not to damage anything. I REALLY appreciate working on vehicles that the "garage gorilla" has not touched and over-torqued or otherwise ruined.

Now to change the oil and ATF....

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"Garage gorilla" I have to remember that one. I have dealt with that situation a few times.

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Yes, after doing this for 25 years it still amazes me how much nicer it is to remove factory installed parts than it is to remove those installed by post-factory idiots.

don't get me wrong, there are many qualified and careful techs out there, but they are, IMO, in the small minority. The vast majority are hacks.

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