How to Replace a Ball Joint (in depth, ultimate guide)



Replacing a Lower Control Arm Ball Joint. Learn how to replace a lower ball joint by pressing it out of the control arm and pressing the new one back in. To watch the longer, in depth version, click the link below.
Replace a ball joint (short, fast version):

Here is where to get the ball joint press:
Torque Wrench I use:
Socket Set I use:
Ball Joints:

How to check your ball joints to see if they are bad:
In-Depth Version:
Upper Control Arm Replacement:
How To Press a Ball Joint:
How to Change a Wheel Bearing:

Torque Specs are for my 2001 Mazda B3000
(each make and model will have different torque specs so check your service manual for proper torque specs.)
-Lower Ball Joint
83-113 ft-lbs and tighten to the next slot for the cotter pin (don’t back the nut off)
-Upper Control Arm Ball Joint
35-46ft-lbs
-Caliper Bracket Bolts
85ft-lbs

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  • I appreciate you taking the time to do these videos! Really helps me keep my 99 Suburban maintained and running good and safe for my family! Thank you sir!

    Patrick Logston February 19, 2020 7:10 pm Reply
  • Can u put a link to a cheaper ball joint press please Chris or anyone?

    Tristan Severtson February 19, 2020 7:10 pm Reply
  • So, you use Advance Auto Part's press to replace the ball joint sourced from another business?  Real honest.

    William Warren February 19, 2020 7:10 pm Reply
  • لو سمحت كام السعر وكيفيات التوصيل لمصر

    حسين ابو عنتر February 19, 2020 7:10 pm Reply
  • Very good training. You saved me a lot of money…!

    Albert Sautner February 19, 2020 7:10 pm Reply
  • The paper towel trick on the socket was awesome man thank you

    Brad February 19, 2020 7:10 pm Reply
  • I didn't know they had permanent pressed ball joints, good to know and thanks for the vid

    sick of liberals February 19, 2020 7:10 pm Reply
  • Hey guys need a little help!

    I'm looking to do this soon. in order to pass an inspection (VT). They claim it won't pass for 'driveabilty' reasons and noted that "My passenger side lower ball joint has a fair amount of play and will likely need replacing in order to pass" The drivers side is fine. I HAVE A 2003 RANGER

    Some questions I'd like input on:

    1) How does this process/steps differ from the Mazda vs. Ranger?
    2) Are torque specs the same?
    3) how do I know how much grease to put in (how much is too much?) AND what kind of grease should be used?
    4) Is it necessary to do BOTH balljoints when I just need to change one side?
    5) How do i test if it was done correctly?
    6) Any other tips for using the balljoint presser tool? Can you over press it?

    I hope someone can answer my questions. Or atleast some of them?

    PS. excellent videos Chris!

    I have a few questions

    borborygmus February 19, 2020 7:10 pm Reply
  • thats a bad butterfly cotter pin installation.

    greyfortitude18 February 19, 2020 7:10 pm Reply
  • Do you have to worry about alignment when replacing ball joints?

    Ben C February 19, 2020 7:10 pm Reply
  • Ball joints are tougher that hooker vagina meat to roll but they smoke damn nice… shit wrong ball joint.

    Ham Wallet February 19, 2020 7:10 pm Reply
  • What clear, concise instructions! I have just subscribed and will recommend to friends! Thanks so much!

    Old Time Religion February 19, 2020 7:10 pm Reply
  • I’ve done so much of my own car work thanks to you Chris. I’m confident enough now to tackle ball joints on my Jeep.

    Thanks!!!

    Mikey Meatball February 19, 2020 7:10 pm Reply
  • I think u gotta use the removing adapter on the set I could b wrong tho

    Sergio DO OR DIE February 19, 2020 7:10 pm Reply
  • My next task for my caddy 😱😱 I hope it is as easy as you made it look lmao

    Thegaragechroniclez February 19, 2020 7:10 pm Reply
  • AERO KROIL!!!! Aviation quality! Great straight forward videos!

    Mytwistedvoices February 19, 2020 7:10 pm Reply
  • 2:08 face reveal

    The King February 19, 2020 7:10 pm Reply
  • I'm 21 and bought my first car and your teaching me alot dude thank you I just watch your videos randomly but its teaching me alot lol

    Kota Sklitz February 19, 2020 7:10 pm Reply
  • I am going to be replacing my lower ball joint but the new ones dont have a zerk fitting on them, and i have seen conflicting things some people say to use a grease needle to inject grease into it. other say using a needle will just make them wear out faster. Help??

    Meanstreak February 19, 2020 7:10 pm Reply
  • Is there really no way of pressing the ball joint in without a press?

    sindriblue February 19, 2020 7:10 pm Reply
  • I have a rattle in my steering wheel when I drive over bumps is that my ball joints? (Tie rods were just replaced)

    Evan Longley February 19, 2020 7:10 pm Reply
  • How do i know ball joint is bad or worn?

    Pi Noy February 19, 2020 7:10 pm Reply
  • God damn watching this very detailed video. The task intimidated me. Wish me luck 😅

    Is Really Drew February 19, 2020 7:10 pm Reply
  • Years ago took my Olds to Sears for ball joints. That grease monkey did not have a press, just a hammer. The first swing severed my brake hose. I've had nightmares about ball joints ever since. This vid is therapeutic.

    James February 19, 2020 7:10 pm Reply
  • Nice job!

    Juan Ramos February 19, 2020 7:10 pm Reply
  • I am Indian man thanks

    suman mondal suman February 19, 2020 7:10 pm Reply
  • You're the best sir. I just purchased a ball joint press through your amazon link. I hope you get a little kickback or something from it to help support your channel. Keep up the great work. From Arkansas

    Toxic Venom February 19, 2020 7:10 pm Reply
  • Super 👍👍

    Bishkek Bishkek February 19, 2020 7:10 pm Reply
  • Good job….

    Antonio Gonzalez February 19, 2020 7:10 pm Reply
  • You’re amazing but I’m having issues with my 2002 Chevy s10 4.3 I can’t take off the lower joint please give me a little help????? 🥴🥴🥴

    7OUTDOORS4LIFE The buck hunter February 19, 2020 7:10 pm Reply
  • Nevermind lol

    BETOEXT February 19, 2020 7:10 pm Reply
  • Where can I get that ball joint kit

    BETOEXT February 19, 2020 7:10 pm Reply
  • Good video men thank s much i need the ball join for my honda crv 2000 ex 5 speed 4×4 where can good parts buy 1 only work my car like for 8 mont broking pay 35 dollar auto zone tha 1 ball join look good 1

    Manuelito Rios February 19, 2020 7:10 pm Reply
  • 👍🇹🇹

    gerard February 19, 2020 7:10 pm Reply
  • I spent 2 years of my life in a E-coat paint factory watching, loading, and unloading parts on the line. I thing i see a few of them here too.

    Kale Mercer February 19, 2020 7:10 pm Reply
  • How much this set of tools

    Omar Al Manding February 19, 2020 7:10 pm Reply
  • You didn’t use soapy wooder to clean your disc brakes

    Mekaniko Martilyo February 19, 2020 7:10 pm Reply

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