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How do I replace an upper control arm on my 2004 Ford Explorer

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How do I replace an upper control arm on my 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Bamaman39 replied 7 years ago.

Thank you for using just answer.I will try to assist you with your problem.


Is your vehicle 4wd?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Yes it's 4WD

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 7 years ago.

Hello Koshman,

Thanks for coming to Just Answer to ask a question.


  1. Raise the vehicle and remove the tire.
  2. Remove the upper ball joint retaining nut and bolt
  3. Whack the control arm with a hammer a few times to get the ball joint to come out of the knuckle. Remove the control arm mounting bolts and remove the control arm.

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