Replacing Ball Joints, 1999 Ford F350 4WD
Replacing Ball Joints, 1999 Ford F350 4WD I apologize for the first few parts being missing, but I lost the video footage. So far I had removed the tire, the brake caliper, the rotor, and the 4WD hub. That can all be done with the right size wrench, pliers (for a locking ring), and a rubber or dead blow hammer to knock things loose. Be careful to retain the rubber ring on your 4WD hub. Once you get the bearing/hub assembly out, the axle should slide out. However, if you're inner guide bearing (not sure if that's the right name) is messed up like mine was, it can be a huge pain in the rear to get out. But the axle assembly should just slide on out. Once the axle is out, you have open access to the knuckle/spindle. Disconnect the tie rod end if you haven't already, then take the nuts off the ball joints. You will likely need a hammer to pop them loose. Don't worry about damaging the old ball joints as the new ones should come with everything you need, including castle nuts and cotter keys. Putting it all back together is just reverse of disassemble. I highly recommend Wranglestar's video on it as he shows a good tip on modifying the ball joint press tool. I had to get creative as well using big hex nuts as spacers when pressing ball joints in and out. BE CAREFUL! Make sure the truck is secure on the stands and avoid any situation that puts you under the vehicle!!!
Replacing Power Steering Pump - 1999 Ford F350
Replacing Power Steering Pump - 1999 Ford F350 Since purchasing this truck, the power steering was never quite right. Sometimes it was OK, other times it was non existent. No power steering makes for a real workout in parking garages! Lately I've noticed an oil leak down the driver side of the engine cavity and on my frame. I'm not losing engine oil or brake fluid, so the only other thing it could be is power steering, and that would make sense. I'm swapping out for a new pump to hopefully fix the leak and the lack of steering. Initial test when it was all done gets TWO THUMBS UP! I can fully turn the wheel both directions with one hand easily, when before sitting still I had to use two hands and my body weight to turn! I'll have to see if the leak clears up now too. Hopefully it was the pump and not one of the lines leaking.
1999 F350 Parking Brake Repair - Part 1, Removing the Hub
1999 F350 Parking Brake Repair - Part 1, Removing the Hub Truck failed inspection because the parking brake wouldn't set and hold. So now I'm tearing it all apart to replace the pads. This is part one in the series, how to remove the hub to gain access to the brake shoes.
1999 F350 Parking Break Repair - Part 2, Remove and Reinstall Brake Shoes
1999 F350 Parking Break Repair - Part 2, Remove and Reinstall Brake Shoes With hub assembly out of the way, now you can take off the brake shoes and replace them. Make sure your top outer spring is installed upright and on top of the rear spring so that it doesn't rub on the hub. Also make sure to adjust your pad adjustment screw so your shoes are riding just inside the rotor when you put it back on.