Ya was a bad day late yesterday....Lower control arm ball joint broke (SNAP)
while in drive off a stop sign.
Tire bent inwards as control arm separated from ball joint with tire now stuck into fender well. On top of that pull was bad enough to rip the CV axle out of transmission, sending Dex6 into roadway.
In photo below I could not shoot any more as my camera battery died (like normal)...anyways could not use wheel lift as the tire would probably ripped fender off, and so we had to use the special hook bars and lift in from the front cradle position. Going to have to check alignment on cradle now as well.
Had it towed to buds shop and just came from there...new trans seal, lower ball joint, just a whole mess of things going on..Luckily no damages to splines at transmission or on cv axle, circlip needed at axle end and who know what else at this point...will be on lift overnight, and get back in there again tomorrow, to see if I can get this PA road worthy again.
Obviously IMHO and alignment will be necessary again (just had one done a short while ago)..
what fun ...Not.
It is hard to want to check your ball joints with a pry bar when your lower control arms are aluminum..