Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: SE Iowa
Bronco Info: 96 EB Bronco, 351 ci., auto trans, stock suspension, Rancho shocks, Warn manual lockouts, 82k
Are the upper and lower ball joints on a 96 Bronco the same part #?
I had rebuilt the entire front end on my 96 Bronco about 4 years ago and now the ball joints are worn out. I used the Dana Spicer ball joints from Jeffs Bronco Graveyard. And come to find ut they have no warranty.
Well it looks like the worn ball joints and worn 6 year old Rancho shocks have made my 2 year old Firestone Destination AT tires cupped. That explains the "mud tire" sound thats gotten worse over the last year. I also have noticed the the top coil off both coil springs have broken too. I'm sure that didn't help things.
So it's back to another halfway rebuild with new ball joints, coil springs, and shocks (quad shocks of course). I hope the shock towers don't need replaced.
It's been 4 years since i ordered these parts and i can't remember if the top and bottom ball joints are the same part #'s. Anyone know for sure?
Also, can anyone point me to a good ball joint replacement write up? I did find one the time before, but i wouldn't mind refreshing myself on the process before i get started.