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Date registered: May 2006
Location: South Texas
Vehicle(s): '04 G55, '80 280GE, '99 S420, '98 E320, 2011 E350
|Photo DIY- Lower Ball Joint ("Supporting Joint") Check|
I'll say.... NOTHING ticks me off more than shops trying to Rip-Off Old Widowed Women....
Two Separate shops have "claimed" the Lower Supporting/Ball Joints were shot. They were in perfect shape last time I checked them
Because of this... I purchased New Joints, thinking the old one *MUST* be bad if two shops say they are...
Well, actually DRIVING the car, there were NO squeeks, NO noises over Bumps... ZIP-O.
The Following Exams were all NORMAL!! :
1- Visual Inspection of the Joint Rubber "Boots"- All Intact.
2- PryBar Man-Handling of the Joints- *NO* Detectable Play ( Up to 1 mm Play is Acceptable )
3- The Go/No-Go Gauge was smaller than the Joint Height... which means NORMAL!
4- Dial Gauge Testing... Normal.
Since I was running out of time during my Whirlwind Maintenance Tour.... I opted to not Screw around with them at Midnight...
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