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Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:21 am 
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Hi,
I was wondering if anyone else has experienced the front upper ball joints creaking on Au falcons?? How f**k annoying is it. The car has less than 40K so I don't think they're shot, I've checked the bolts and they seem to be torqued right. I think I read somewhere that here that the Ford service mob turned the ball joint and reconnected to get rid of the problem. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:32 am 
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the grease ford used in AU Top Balljoints wasnt the best grease in the world. and is starting to lose its effect now... take it to a ford dealer and get them to re-grease the top balljoints and it should all be sweet
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Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:55 am 
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Au's I have driven......and there have been lots of them, all creek and groan from the ball joints. These are cars that have all done less then 40k and were under 6 months old at the time!

They are just peices of s*^t. A re-grease should see them right tho, using some decent grease!

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 8:16 pm 
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have seen 3 au falcons acully drop a ball joint when driving now weird part is has allways been r/h lower 2 series 1 s and a series 3 with 8,000 ks on it (was my best mates)and he wasnt happy
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Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:13 pm 
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v8fordman351 wrote:
have seen 3 au falcons acully drop a ball joint when driving now weird part is has allways been r/h lower 2 series 1 s and a series 3 with 8,000 ks on it (was my best mates)and he wasnt happy
thats not good..... me worried now although done 182000k's

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 8:02 pm 
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Disco Frank wrote:
v8fordman351 wrote:
have seen 3 au falcons acully drop a ball joint when driving now weird part is has allways been r/h lower 2 series 1 s and a series 3 with 8,000 ks on it (was my best mates)and he wasnt happy
thats not good..... me worried now although done 182000k's
i wouldnt worry 3 is not many to how many ive worked on may just be a bad batch but then again yours could be in upside down lol
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Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 8:38 pm 
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v8fordman351 wrote:
i wouldnt worry 3 is not many to how many ive worked on may just be a bad batch but then again yours could be in upside down lol



hahah guess i was asking for that hey...

 

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