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Photo DIY- Lower Ball Joint ("Supporting Joint") Check
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Posted 10/14/2013 10:09 PM
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Date registered: May 2006
Location: South Texas
Vehicle(s): '04 G55, '80 280GE, '99 S420, '98 E320, 2011 E350
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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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