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Old 02-28-2012, 10:03 PM   #1
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Balljoints, struts, suspension, etc

This morning my Balljoint separated on my 99 mustang causing the tire, struts, and everything connected to bend badly... What should I do? Any idea of how much it'd cost to replace? Thanks in advance
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:36 AM   #2
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Damn I need to get my balljoints done then... Holy crap. Mine been squeaking and popping. It's been this way for a year. :0
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You gonna do the ball joint change yourself? There two different kinds a bolt in and a press in .. most local part store rent tools Ull need a press tool if that's what urs is.. first all u need to get it jacked up get the side out a bind.. take the tire off see if it needed up much or if was just the ball joint
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You gonna do the ball joint change yourself? There two different kinds a bolt in and a press in .. most local part store rent tools Ull need a press tool if that's what urs is.. first all u need to get it jacked up get the side out a bind.. take the tire off see if it needed up much or if was just the ball joint
I would do it myself but idk how to do it.... I got stock balljoints
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I'm not really good mechanically so I'll probably take it to a local shop....mine squeaked and popped for maybe 7 months, I had a backyard "mechanic" check it several times and all he did was spray it with wd-40 which stopped the squeak but made it Way worse
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I'm not really good mechanically so I'll probably take it to a local shop....mine squeaked and popped for maybe 7 months, I had a backyard "mechanic" check it several times and all he did was spray it with wd-40 which stopped the squeak but made it Way worse
Should have rubbed grease around the balljoints
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In my Chevy I had all four front ball joints broke at once it was a Hell of a ride I was going down a busy street.. I changed the whole front end after that .. but yeah always needs to stay greased up there is a alimite fiting u pump full grease with a grease gun..
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:28 AM   #8
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Aren't the stock Balljoints sealed so they can't be greased?
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Aren't the stock Balljoints sealed so they can't be greased?
Yup there is no grease nipple on the stock ball joints.. My buddy had a little needle fitting for a grease gun. we just poked a little hole in the boot and filled her up. sucks having to put a hole in your boot but getting grease in there is better than having none. ^^b

Put a little gorilla glue over the hole and didn't have any leaking problems
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That sounds good, ill be sure to remember that for future references
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Bought my steeda x2 balljoints

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I have a rough ride the wheel wobbles when I drive
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Re: Balljoints, struts, suspension, etc

I went the "cheap" route and it turned out perfect after a long *** time on the alignment machine. I bought my springs and shocks/struts. Then purchased balljoints, bumpsteer, and caster camber plates. All of it was most economical but functionable. My parts list:
-FRPP "B" springs
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-Steeda X-2 balljoints
-Maximum Motorsports bumpsteer kit
-Maximum Motorsports caster camber plates
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Bought my steeda x2 balljoints

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I have a rough ride the wheel wobbles when I drive
That's not good bud

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Wheel wobble that is
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That's not good bud

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Wheel wobble that is
Been doing it for a year now. A year now that since I realized the balljoints were bad. Sounds like the ball joints?
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Been doing it for a year now. A year now that since I realized the balljoints were bad. Sounds like the ball joints?
Jack up the front end and and grab the top of the tire and give it a good tug. If you have movement could be balljoints, if you grab the sides and try to turn the wheels from side to side. Movement in that fashion could be tierods.

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Jack up the front end and and grab the top of the tire and give it a good tug. If you have movement could be balljoints, if you grab the sides and try to turn the wheels from side to side. Movement in that fashion could be tierods.
But if you don't really know what your looking for most shops would check it fairly cheap.
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Noise comes from balljoints. How do I know? Bc I had my gf press down on car and I was under the car and when it squeaked I sprayed liquid wrench on them and they stopped at least for a while

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They started squeaking again after a good hard rain and puddles got to them
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Noise comes from balljoints. How do I know? Bc I had my gf press down on car and I was under the car and when it squeaked I sprayed liquid wrench on them and they stopped at least for a while

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They started squeaking again after a good hard rain and puddles got to them
You need to have them checked. Lubes will get rid of the sound for a little while. If they are factory and squeaking just replace them. You will have a really bad day if one of them gives out.They are cheap and you can by a ball joint press from your local auto parts store for about a hundred bucks. Took me a couple hours to do both, then take it and get it alligned.
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I take a lot of risk. Been doing it for a year and I still fly over normal speeds of 65 mph.
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Its a risk I am positive youll never take again when you blow out a balljoint....and if it happens at anything other than a slow crawl, well I hope you have a bunch of money to sink into fixing it, or buy another car....
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I take a lot of risk. Been doing it for a year and I still fly over normal speeds of 65 mph.
You must have had your car bought for you ?? Or just Hell on wheels
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You must have had your car bought for you ?? Or just Hell on wheels
Just hell on wheels. Y'all possibly saved my life. I didn't know it was that serious. I need to straighten up. And realize I'm not getting younger and I'm not invincible like I thought I was back as a kid. That danger is out there.

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You must have had your car bought for you ?? Or just Hell on wheels
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You must have had your car bought for you ?? Or just Hell on wheels
Gotta be something like that, how old are you blackedout?
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Hope they last another week or so.

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Go buy a chilton's or Haynes for mustangs at the auto parts store, it'll be the best investment you can make for your mustang. They only run like 25-30 bucks. And check out rockauto.com for replacement parts. I've used em for years and they are so much cheaper than the auto part store chains. You could do your balljoints for like 80 bucks(that includes and chilton's book) plus whatever an alignment costs in your area. You can rent a balljoint press from advance auto or any other parts place for about 100 bucks, which you get all of back when you return it.
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Just started put on my own.

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Just started putting stuff on my car my own
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Yeah man ball joints breaking at 65 mph your toast and anyone u hit sadly
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Not driving it till I get the ball joints and put them on.
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That's a good idea, and the sooner you get done the sooner you can let her rip again.
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That's a good idea, and the sooner you get done the sooner you can let her rip again.
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