How to replace control arm bellows - 1996 4WD Ford Explorer?
If you are speaking about the bellows which cover the ball joints, the ball joint is not serviceable as an individual and the entire arm must be replaced. I found a machine shop which can press the old ball out and install a new one which comes with the bellows. At any rate the 96 has a torsion bar suspension. Removing the arms requires the torsion bars to be removed, the process is too long to explain here. There are no special tools required as I have done this several times on 96's and 99's which I own. The torsion bars are under a lot of tension, DANGER.
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