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Old 03-13-2011, 01:40 PM   #1
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The problem started when I'd take a right turn in my driveway, and then it began doing it on left turns. It's some kind of rubbing noise in the front, and it's rough. So I just took my car up the driveway, and came back down, and when i wad coming back down to make the right turn around the curve, it started doing it while the car was still going strait. So after I turned and was about to back up beside the car port, it started doing it. And when I was backing up the car wouldn't hardly move, and when I tried yo go forward it was like something was holding it back, I don't wanna mess anything up so I just left it beside the car port. Any ideas????
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Re: Front end problem

Ball joint, tie rod, strut, spring? Could be anything, I'd get under there and look to see if everything looks okay.
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Ball joint, tie rod, strut, spring? Could be anything, I'd get under there and look to see if everything looks okay.
It's low as he'll. And it's on rocks. I'll try to jack it up.
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Well, I tried driving it strait onto the concrete, got out and the driver front is sitting pretty low. I jacked it up, can't really tell anything, I'll get some pics. A shock may be bad.
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Alright. Two pics of the right. And one of the left. See anything wrong?
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****!!!! Now I've broke something. Dammit!!!!!!
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What did u break?
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Oh thats not good.
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***** the only good thing about that is that it broke in the driveway and not doing 65mph on the freeway.
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Yeah. I can't drive it on the road yet anyway. My driveway is 3/10 of a mile long, i'm also lucky it happened down here, and not at the end of the driveway.
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Ball joints are no joke when they go out, your quite lucky

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^100% agree.

Tell that to my Mom, she's been driving around on bad ones for a while, and won't listen to me. Can't wait to say, I told ya so.
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Well, I tried driving it strait onto the concrete, got out and the driver front is sitting pretty low. I jacked it up, can't really tell anything, I'll get some pics. A shock may be bad.
Shocks don't affect ride height,springs do. Shocks just absorb pavement inconsistencies.

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^100% agree.

Tell that to my Mom, she's been driving around on bad ones for a while, and won't listen to me. Can't wait to say, I told ya so.
Whoa....a failure at highway speeds can cause a fatality. Please vigorously encourage her to get them fixed. A couple hundred bucks isn't worth dying over. You take it in if she is being stubborn.

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Whoa....a failure at highway speeds can cause a fatality. Please vigorously encourage her to get them fixed. A couple hundred bucks isn't worth dying over. You take it in if she is being stubborn.

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I just don't have the funds to replace them on her car. She had it at the dealer, the service advisor noted play in them. I had to pry that out of her the other day. My family won't listen to me when it comes to car care advice. My father believes in the 30K mile oil change and take tires till the threads come loose. So I love playing the I told you so card when things go wrong.
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I just don't have the funds to replace them on her car. She had it at the dealer, the service advisor noted play in them. I had to pry that out of her the other day. My family won't listen to me when it comes to car care advice. My father believes in the 30K mile oil change and take tires till the threads come loose. So I love playing the I told you so card when things go wrong.
Well 30k miles is ok if he has Amsoils sso line...here in Canada if a mechanic notes a safety concern he has the power to pull the car off the road til it's fixed. Otherwise they are liable for any accident that may happen because they saw it was an issue. I dunno man. If it was my mom I wouldn't give her a choice and if I didn't have enough money I would talk to the shop or arrange some form of deal. I love my mom. And this is a forseeable end result. I don't know what else to say

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And if the dealer saw it and put it in paper if something happens you can sue his *** off. He shouldn't have let the car leave the shop

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Shocks don't affect ride height,springs do. Shocks just absorb pavement inconsistencies.

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And if the dealer saw it and put it in paper if something happens you can sue his *** off. He shouldn't have let the car leave the shop

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That **** won't fly here. Customer declines repair so it's on the customer. You do something like that here and you lose 10 more customers easy.
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That **** won't fly here. Customer declines repair so it's on the customer. You do something like that here and you lose 10 more customers easy.
That is correct. as long as the service advisor "advises" the problem to the customer, and then the customer declines. all the service adviser has to do after that to not be held liable is to note that the customer declined work in there file or on the computer. its all on the idiot consumer.
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Well, we can't get it in the garage. This is where it sits. Don't have to buy new lower control arms. Just gotta take those off, and have the ball joint pressed out, and the other put in. Way cheaper.
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Re: Front end problem

Now!!!!!!!as far as repairs to ur front end,you already found out about ur lower ball joints needing attention.while in there consider repacking wheel bearings (inner/outer) and replacing seals.inspect ur brake pads,calipers for leaks and piston seal too.alright dud, good luck! ....and no offfense now on what i said on everetts behalf,just concerned 'bout you and ur mama. Basic human nature! Aloha from hawaii.
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My dad and his friend started on the left side yesterday while I was in school. I didn't even ask him to. And today my dad and his cousin, who's a mechanic, finished the left side and got started on the right side while I was in school. Got it fixed after I got home. Ball joints were 25 a piece. And my dads cousin charged 50 to finish the left side and to do tge right side. So I'd say that was pretty good.
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