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Old 09-10-2005, 06:23 PM   #1
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I was leavin my house today when my bonnie made a god awful sound. I looked at the front tires and my passenger side tire was about a half foot forward. When I looked under the car, my stabilzer links broke and the hole damn thing lurched forward. Any advice about fixing it would be appreicated.
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wow, sound pretty bad. did you happen to get any pictures? i have never heard of this kind of thing happening.
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I too would like to see pictures of this situation.
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pics pics pics. sorry to hear about that. shouldnt be to hate to fix. good luck
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I wanna see that too!!!!!!!!!!
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I'll take some pics for yall tomarrow. It'* not a pretty picture at all. I can't steer it, I can't drive it can't do nuttin. And this happend after I just got it running again after 2 months.
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That'* not a stab bar. That'* a ball joint buddy. Might be a tie rod, but that would just turn the tire.

Unless you're okay with the risk of losing a finger/hand, I suggest you go to a shop.
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Yep, its the lower ball joint. When it got towed today the damn tire looked like it was gonna snap off. It took the sway bar, stabiler links and CV boot with it when it went. I bought cut the tow man cause when he pulled it up on the truck, he snapped my shock in half, freakin amateurs. Thanks for the help yall, I apprecite it.
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is he gonna pay for your shock?

btw, you get pics?
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honestly ball joints arent bad the original ball joints are riveted and to remove them all you need is a reciprocating saw and fine tooth blades about 4 or more inchs long
then place the blade between the control arm and the ball joint and cut the three rivets then when you're finished cutting you need to hammer out the three half rivets that are stuck in the control arm the new balljoint comes with three nuts and bolts that directly fit in those holes left by the rivets its very simple

after those are done id just recommend the tie rods inner and outer on both sides replace all suspension prats: ball joints (both sides)
inner and outter tie rods (both sides)
and any other parts that look iffy on their condition

with all replaced you will feel more at ease driving
i speak from experience i had my front left balljoint snap completly in two and it threw my lumina into the ditch after that i knew wut to look for and since then have replaced them before any drastic outcomes happen
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