- 2000-2005 Ford Excursion
- 1992-1997 Ford F350 Gas
- 1999-2019 Ford F250 & F350 Superduty
- 1999-2004 Ford F450 Superduty
- 2011-2019 Ford F450 Superduty
- 1999-2004 Ford F550 Superduty
- 1994-1999 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 4WD
The Install Tools for the Upper and Lower Ball Joint are to avoid damaging the Rings when pressing the ball joints into the knuckle using a suitable Ball Joint Press. They are included with each set of 4 purchased. Pics below show how the Installation Washer is used. These are MANDATORY to avoid damage to the ring, we will not warranty damaged rings due to not using the provided washers:
EMF DANA 60 BJ TIGHTENING PROCEDURE
THESE STEPS ARE MANDATORY FOR EVERYONE TO FOLLOW. MECHANIC OR HOME INSTALL. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE PROCEDURES WILL RESULT IN IMPROPER INSTALLATION AND YOUR TRUCK WILL NOT MOVE CORRECTLY. EMF IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR IMPROPER INSTALLATION BECAUSE THE INSTRUCTIONS WEREN’T READ - SO READ THESE PROCEDURES AND FOLLOW THEM!!! (A COPY OF THESE INSTRUCTIONS WILL ALSO BE INCLUDED WITH YOUR BALL JOINTS)
TIGHTENING PROCEDURE – AFTER REMOVAL OF OLD BALL JOINTS
☐ After removal of old ball joints, remove wedge collar from housing. Clean collar and housing.
☐ Clean lower housing / tapered hole of any grease and rust. DO NOT USE ABRASIVES TO CLEAN!
☐ Clean rust and dirt from knuckle.
☐ Install Ball Joints using the appropriate supplied protection washers (included – see picture above) on the face of the ball joints to prevent damage to the rings when pressing in with ball joint press. The washers are not needed after install – they can be thrown away or kept for possible future use if desired.
☐ Use Anti-Seize and cover the wedge collar (OUTSIDE OF THE COLLAR, NOT THE INSIDE). **IMPORTANT ** MAKE SURE THE ANTI-SEIZE DOES NOT GET INTO THE TAPER
☐ Loosely place wedge collar in the housing.
☐ Slide the knuckle into place and install lower Nord-Lock locking washer and 7/8”-14 nut on lower pin.
☐ Torque Lower Nut to 150 ft. lbs
☐ Rotate Knuckle side to side and make sure it moves freely. **IF THE KNUCKLE DOES NOT MOVE FREELY, SEE TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE BELOW**
☐ Take the NON-NYLOCK ¾”-16 Install Nut and Torque upper ball joint pin to 90 ft lbs.
☐ KNUCKLE WILL BE TIGHT. Use a socket or pipe that will fit over the Upper Ball Joint Nut and sit flat on wedge collar.
☐ Tap Down with a hammer, Knuckle will loosen.
☐ Re-Torque Upper Ball Joint Nut to 90 ft lbs
☐ Rotate Knuckle back and forth, ensuring a smooth motion.
☐ Remove the NON-NYLOCK Install Nut with a RATCHET ** DO NOT USE AN IMPACT OR THE PIN WILL UNSEAT FROM THE HOLE AND YOU WILL HAVE TO START OVER AGAIN **
☐ Install ¾-16 Nylock Nut on the Upper Ball Joint and torque to 110 ft lbs.
GREASING PROCEDURE – AFTER INSTALL OF NEW BALL JOINTS
☐ Grease the LOWER Ball Joints first until the grease gun starts to become firm.
☐ Then grease the UPPER Ball Joints until the grease gun becomes firm
☐ Grease the LOWER Ball Joints again for a couple more pumps
☐ Rotate the knuckle side to side to distribute the grease evenly throughout the ball joints. The knuckle should go from stiff and hard to move, to easier to move side to side freely.
☐ Now you want to repeat the steps again, starting with greasing the lower ball joint first, as many pumps as you can get. Then the upper ball joint (if you can get any more in).
☐ Cycle the knuckle back and forth until it frees up and grease is evenly distributed within the joint. If the knuckle feels too stiff, depress the grease fitting to relieve pressure on the joint.
☐ If everything feels good, proceed with re-assembly of the axle as per your manufacturer’s instructions.
☐ IF IT IS TIGHT, UNDO. Separate knuckle from housing, remove collar from housing and start over!
☐ Make sure there is a gap between the wedge collar and the housing.
Facts about the EMF Ball Joint:
- 3 Canadian and US Patents covering the design
- Rebuildable so you will never have to purchase an entire unit again, you simply replace the inner race and pin and off you go. You can do this right on the truck without removing the housing from the knuckle
- Serviceable so if you ever start to feel movement in the joint, you simply back out the set screw on the side of the cap and tighten the cap then replace the set screw. This can be done right on the truck without having to remove anything from the knuckle.
- Greaseable so you can just pump a couple squirts of grease into it around every oil change and go
- The entire unit is 100% Canadian Made by an Alberta Small Business. We have a strict Quality Assurance policy and each piece we make is numbered and logged with tolerances and measurements documented so if there is ever a problem we can look back on when it was manufactured and what the material specs were.
- EMF is the only Ball Joint with the removable race and pin (part of our patents). Competitor products have a removable pin that can be rebuilt, however the inside of the housing will wear as the pin wears resulting in the inevitable replacement of the entire unit in the future, as the pin will no longer possess a tight fit. By having the internal race and pin set on the EMF ball joint, the race will act as the wear point instead of the housing body creating a long lasting unit.
- EMF’s price point is set below the competitor pricing which is very enticing to the customer. We are not only a manufacturer and business, we are also the consumer so we wanted to have something affordable and high quality available.
- Each EMF Ball Joint unit is made from 4140 HTSR material and then sent to a metal treating facility to be Nitride Coated. Liquid Salt Bath Nitriding is a second heat treating process on the material resulting in up to a 30% strength increase as well as a beautiful black oxide corrosion resistant coating that also resists galling and does not reduce the tolerances of the pieces.
EMF Ball Joint Warranty
- Life-Time Warranty against Material and Manufacturers Defects. EMF will replace part of or the entire unit if it is determined to be an issue that falls under this category. The customer is encouraged to contact EMF directly to determine cause of fault and to receive warrantied products.
- Warranty does not cover breakage due to misuse of the product, improper installation or as a result of another component failure on the vehicle.
- EMF Ball Joints are meant to be rebuilt, which means the internal races and pin will wear over time under normal circumstances. The internal race and pin components are not covered by replacement Warranty, unless it is determined there is a manufacturer defect that caused premature wear. In order to maximize your product life, regular maintenance which includes tightening of the cap and greasing are required.