Mechanics

CHEVY LOWER BALL JOINT

1985 Chevrolet Caprice

Suspension problem
1985 Chevy Caprice V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 111000 miles

My passenger side lower ball joint keeps strippiin off and breaking the cotter pin? I have changed all other ball joints with no problem but for some reason this side keeps pushing itself out
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Davidc509
February 21, 2010.



There has to be either a bent control arm/steering knuckle, your rim is bent, or there's a sever alignment problem.

There's something causing that side to load enough to break the ball joint. You'll have to put your car on an alignment rack.

Ernest Clark
Mar 7, 2010.