Ford F150 Ball Joint question

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My 1999 F150 4WD truck has developed a squeek in the front end. I isolated it to what I think is one of the ball joints on the passenger side. It squeeks with I drive it, or rock it when it is in park. There are no grease fittings, so can I assume that it is replacement time?
 
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 Originally Posted By: bdcardinal
yup and through ford it is only serviced as a control arm assembly.
I thought the upper was sold as an assmebly only, but the lower was not. Also, I frequently see the idler arm fail, so take a good look at it as well.
 
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If the joint has no play, you could use a needle injector that plugs into your grease gun and lube the joint through the boot. It's not as effective as a grease fittings but it may give a bit of time before replacement is required.
 
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We have oiled bad ball joints and they have worked OK , and they also have popped out soon afterwards! This also may be a control arm bushing noise.
 
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