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Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 6:50 pm 
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How the hell can you tell when they are just about to s**t them selves?
The local wreakers said to me they need replacing?

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 7:29 pm 
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jack up the car. and put a long bar undet the wheel .and move it up and down and see if there is any movement. you can also tell if the front has a slight clunk in it . hope this helps
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Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 8:26 pm 
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how much to replace, as mine is clunking under tight corners?

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 10:18 am 
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I see lower/upper pairs on eBay think maybe around $40 or so a pair. I think they're a pain in the a*** to change though :? Also I think if the rubber boots are cracked/ripped then replace them.

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Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 7:35 pm 
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there like $30

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 10:38 pm 
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mine were that stuffed that under acceleration they clicked and cornering was scary.
they are a pain in the a*** to get out though.
i found this out the first time.
the second time i bought reco'd stub axles from fulcrum for $145 the pair.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 9:41 pm 
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Ok they were the lower ball joints.
All up $200
The stub axle has to be disassembled,disc,abs sensor,caliper,etc,etc
The old ones get smashed out.
New ones get pressed in.
Assemble the stub axle & everything that come off it.
Wheel alignment and fixed :lol:
About 1 1/2-2hours

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 10:48 pm 
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not bad for both and a wheel alignment ,one side cost me $90 i think

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 12:29 am 
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my drivers side lower one is stuffed i think..


the rubber boot thats on it is ripped i think..

could explain the creaking/graoning noise when i make slow turns.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 1:44 pm 
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lol my car creaks all the time, and the clunking is just annoying lol. might get mine looked at oneday..
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Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 2:48 pm 
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fairmont599 wrote:
lol my car creaks all the time, and the clunking is just annoying lol. might get mine looked at oneday..

Dont learn the hard way it will cost more!
Get the car to a front end specialist as the MRS EF was like that & the stub axel was beyond repair.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 6:50 pm 
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I dont know why you needed a wheel alignment though.Because a worn ball joint wont disrupt the setting on your camber/caster/toe adjust ment.But if you specified a wheel alignment,fair enough then.

When we replace ball joints at work on any numerous vehicles you dont touch the adjustment on the tie rods or the shims on the upper arms.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 7:43 pm 
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i got my ball joints yesterday 90 buks the lot both sides upper and lower
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Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 8:21 pm 
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i think my balljoints are stuffed cause it is doing things my fathers car down months ago and yeah he sprayed WD40 underneath the joints and drives smooth

so would you guys replace or do this

 

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