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Old 11-28-2007, 02:04 AM   #11
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You know John, now that I think of it, on my 93 when my one wheel did that, I had a pooched ball joint on that side. You may need tie rod ends as well, however, I would take a close look at the ball joint for movement within, or if that boot itself is destroyed. Grit getting in there will prematurally wear out joints of any sort.
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Sorry, you sounded sure it was a hub. Side to side play sounds like a tie rod to me and top to bottom movement could be a ball joint. does the top have more play than the bottom? To me it sounds like you have multiple problems in your suspension.
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The side to side play has been around a while on both fronts. The up and down play is new on the driver side.
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I'm OK with shotgunning parts when it comes to the suspension. I see a spread of $19 to $85 on ball joints and a similar spread on tie rod ends. Would the cheap ones, say from Napa, be OK to use? Are there any brands I should avoid? Any other parts easy to replace while I'm in there?
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Anyone? Should I buy the expensive ones or is one ball joint wheel bearing or tie rod end as good as another?
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