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Ball joint problem.

Post by philcollins on Sun May 13, 2018 5:40 pm

Having a problem with my Duster. The thread on the upper left ball-joint is stripped, same on the control arm. The aligment is all wrong. WTF?



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Post by JGL on Sun May 13, 2018 6:56 pm

Almost all you can do is replace your ball joints if they're bad screw them back in and then tack weld them in so they don't move OR replace everything with tubular ''A'' arms and new everything. Whichever way you choose it won't be free...unless you're real lucky. Might be a good time to change from rubber to ....
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Post by mikes mopar on Tue May 15, 2018 6:24 am

Cheap insurance to go with new A arms. when you say the alignment is all wrong, are you talking about caster, camber etc. New arms may solve some of your problem.
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Post by Brads70 on Tue May 15, 2018 5:32 pm

You could weld in new sleeves( common circle track part) but it would be a whole lot easier to get new arms.

https://www.qa1.net/suspension/ball-joints/ball-joint-sleeves
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Post by philcollins on Mon May 21, 2018 3:53 pm

mikes mopar wrote:Cheap insurance to go with new A arms.  when you say the alignment is all wrong, are you talking about caster, camber etc.  New arms may solve some of your problem.


Too much camber, was easy to see something was wrong.
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Post by philcollins on Mon May 21, 2018 3:55 pm

Brads70 wrote:You could weld in new sleeves( common circle track part) but it would be a whole lot easier to get new arms.

https://www.qa1.net/suspension/ball-joints/ball-joint-sleeves


Found a good A arm in Laval, QC, time for a drive, with the Satellite.
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Post by Keith Mopar on Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:37 am

I wonder if you bushing's for the lower arms are worn as well, That would add to the excessive camber.. if it's negative camber...

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Post by JGL on Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:36 am

Let us know what you have to fix or replace.
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Post by philcollins on Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:51 am

Came back yesterday. just installed new(old) control arm. Reuse the bushings fron the old uca as they were new. The balljoint is an old Mopar one, still tight. Did use a new boot tho. Did a quick test drive, everything is fine. Next is aligment shop.


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Post by philcollins on Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:58 am

Don't know why the picture so big...


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Post by arveeotto on Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:44 am

Take a close look at your lower control arm bushings, I have yet to see a set that don't need replacing. Some of the ones I replaced were on cars that had alignments done recently too, most people assume the alignment shop will let you know if they are bad, but it gets overlooked far too often.

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Post by philcollins on Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:50 am

arveeotto wrote:Take a close look at your lower control arm bushings, I have yet to see a set that don't need replacing. Some of the ones I replaced were on cars that had alignments done recently too, most people assume the alignment shop will let you know if they are bad, but it gets overlooked far too often.


i will, thanks.
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