In short, one of the new ball joints (Febi 33841) is stuck in the knuckle.
I removed the original ball joint and tried to insert the new ball joint. In short, it didn't fit. I tried a second ball joint and it went in without an issue. One side done.
I tried replacing the second ball joint and...
Just installed front and rear struts and shocks, and had an alignment done at Firestone. Somehow they missed the 3 loose bolts below the right front wheel hub (see pic)
I decided to check the left side and found some noise from the left wheel.
- Is this a failing ball joint ?
- If so, is an...
o Jackstands + Floor jack
o 3/8" ratchet and sockets
o Breaker bar
o Set of wrenches
o Torque wrench if you desire up to specs torques
o PB blaster or WD40
o An extra pair of hands comes useful
Control arm comes as one piece including arm, ball joint and bushings.
I have a 900S '86 and my lower ball joint just broke. I have two questions, one what kind of damage should I look for? The wheel just laid over and the drive shaft pulled out of the transmission and tore the boot.
Second, I'm going to replace both ball joints. On the upper joint the...