Mechanics

BALL JOINTS

1983 Mercedes Benz 300sd • 5 cylinder 2WD Automatic • 174,833 miles

Is the lower ball joint also the outer tie rod
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Hrone195
May 4, 2011.




No you will have an upper & lower ball joint. It is just that a ball joint akin to your knee.
A tie rod end is also made to swivel with a threaded shaft to screw into tie rod.
You need a schematic of the front end for a W126.
Ball joints in any vehicle will fail over time. MB also has a control rod on the bottom which
is attached to the vehicle with a big bushing which fails around 100,000 or so miles.
There is a kit available for around $320 which has everything you need. The bushings & tie rod ends etc.

Tiny
Jrfarrelly
Mar 31, 2013.
Good answer.

What is the issue and why do you ask?

Roy
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ASEMaster6371
Apr 20, 2013.

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