Hi all, I have a 2004 Tacoma 2WD PreRunner. Two weeks ago the lower ball joint broke as well as the upper and I went skidding to the side of the road. Luckily I was not on the freeway when it happened.
Anyways, I'm replacing them and when I tighten up the top ball joint stud, it bottoms out the threads of the stud. The nut is also past the cotor pin hole.
Originally when I changed the upper ball joint out last week, I used aftermarket part from autozone. When the stud bottomed out on that one, I decided to get the dealer part.
Now that the dealer part is doing the same thing, I am wondering WTH is going on? Anyone had problems like this when switching out the upper ball joint?
I apreciate any thoughts on what could be causing it to not fit right.