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anyone know anything about ball joints??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by red neck toy, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. Apr 29, 2010 at 9:50 AM
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    red neck toy

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    my girlf friend has a 97 honda accord and i think the ball joint needs replaceing but not sure..
    if i lift up on the wheel there is movement up and down in the ball joint, but as far as i know there is no back and forth or side to side movement..
    should it be replaced?
     
  2. Apr 29, 2010 at 9:50 AM
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    red neck toy

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    its a lower ball joint btw
     
  3. Apr 29, 2010 at 9:51 AM
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    ill check back in the end of the day to see if anyone has any advice.
    thanks guys
     
  4. Apr 29, 2010 at 9:56 AM
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    I would PM a mod and ask them to move this to general automotive...not 2nd gen forum. Might have better luck
     
  5. Apr 29, 2010 at 1:55 PM
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    There should be no movement or play in the ball joint, upper or lower. The joint will swivel inside the socket but there should be no play.
     
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