1997 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 95000 miles
I am replacing the lower ball joints and strut asm on my '97 Taurus. After several trips to the parts store to get the tools needed I was able to remove the suspension unit and replace the ball joint and strut asm. I am unable to replace it as a unit because I cannot pry the control arm down enough to insert to ball joint stud. I removed the strut asm and installed the steering knuckle and ball joint. Now I can't get the strut into the knuckle. The strut needs to be compressed or the control arm needs to go lower. Has anyone done this replacement? It doesn't help to compress the spring around the strut. Online videos skip this part.
Friday, September 10th, 2010 AT 6:37 PM