Info on changing upper & lower ball joint and idler arm for 99 Gr Marquis LS (car)I recently moved to a new city and I recently began to notice a vibration in the from of my car when slowing the car quickly. I took my car to a republe local auto repair chain. The svc advisor said that my rotors need to be machined and I need a lower and upper ball joint and idler arm.Please provide detail info on how to replace the upper and lower ball joint and idler arm. How long should it take an above average shade tree mechanic/diyer? How long should it take the average pro mechanic in a properly equipped commercial shop? Provide any other info that would be helpful for me an ambition diyer.I am looking at getting Moog parts from Rock Auto.Jerry
Country: United StatesMake: MercuryModel: Grand Marquis LSYear: 1999
Thanks for trusting us with your problem. I have trained in the automotive field and currently work as a shop foreman. I will be helping you today.For a pro to get it done your looking at atleast 1-2 hours max. For someone who has never done the job probably a few hours.I have loaded the steps to get the job done.Click here- UpperClick here- LowerClick here- Idiler ArmYou can rent the special tools for free from auto zone. You will need a front end wheel alignment. This will cost around 100.00 after the repairs have been finished.
Do the lower than the upper last do the idiler arm. You can get any brand. I normally go with OEM from online parts house that sells dealer parts at a discount. But if your short on cash any will work. Even the less expensive brands will do just fine for a great deal of time. Much better than the worn out faulty ones. Hope this helps!
Schooling, Current Shop Foreman
I may have more questions later. Thanks. Jerry
Your very welcome!
I just look at the instructions that states to raise the vehicle with a hoist and then use a jack stand to...
Your best bet is to go with this CLICK HERE This comes with every little piece for both sides for one low price.You will want a puller to get the ball joints out. All of the special tools are listed on the steps. You can rent them for free from you local auto zone.They have upper and lower control arms. This is the entire arm with the joint attached. You can actually order them complete which is more expensive. Yes you can do this with just the jack and stands without a problem. The steps are from pro guide so they assume you have a rack.Steps:Front brake padsFront rotorRear brake padsRear rotor
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The links in your prior post for front and rear brake rotors do not work. I get a message that the links are not valid.
They only last 7 days.Do you only need the rotor steps?