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ball joint issue

Discussion in 'New Members' started by julianlorefice, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. Oct 25, 2011 at 7:47 AM
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    julianlorefice

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    I had a blower ball joint go out on my 95 tacoma . when I purchased a new one the mounting bolts wont quite line up with the holes in the knuckle. is this just one of those thing where I need to get a new knuckle or order a new ball joint assmbly. ?
     
  2. Oct 25, 2011 at 9:04 PM
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    Are you sure you bought the correct ball joints for your truck? Did you get it from the dealer (OEM) or aftermarket (Napa, etc)?
     
  3. Oct 25, 2011 at 9:07 PM
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    Also check if the passenger side BJ and the driver side BJ's are the same, You may have to get specific drv or pass side BJ's
     
  4. Oct 26, 2011 at 11:29 AM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

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    Good possibility it's right or left difference.
    Or maybe 5 or 6 lug difference.
     
  5. Oct 26, 2011 at 11:36 AM
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    sometimes the bolts are two small or a little different if you got aftermarket ones i had to reuse my bolts because the ones that came with the ball joints didnt work and it striped one of the holes.
     
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