Ok so after doing my breaks and rotors I noticed that my drivers side tire was getting some killer wear on the inside near the fender. So I figured it was about time to go in for an alignment and get some new tires. I have an appointment to go in today to Firestone and check the alignment and put on the new front tires but I want some information first off.
Who here has had there ball joints replaced. I heard it's a common issue on our years and also heard rather than just replacing the joint Ford recommends the whole control arm be replaced... I've looked up various posts on other forums where members just replaced the joint with steedas or Moogs and where good to go.
To make it clear I'm not sure if I'm experencing an issue with the joints but the wear on the tire is very extreme. It's literally down to the wire in certain spots on it. I would post up pictures of it but I'm currently at work. None of my other tires is nowehere near as bad as that one and I'm looking for a cause. The ball joints, tie rod ends and bad wheel hub bearings are all I can think other than the driver side front of my car being way off alignment...
Also when I had the front wheels of my car off, I did play with the wheel some turning and such and it wouldn't budge... and I turned the steering wheel while it was up in the air and no creaking noises or anything... I'm stumped!