BALL JOINTS

1983 Mercedes Benz 300sd

Tiny

hrone195

May, 4, 2011 AT 1:40 AM

Is the lower ball joint also the outer tie rod

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2 Answers

Tiny

jrfarrelly

March, 31, 2013 AT 9:08 PM

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

ASEMaster6371

April, 20, 2013 AT 9:21 AM

Good answer.

What is the issue and why do you ask?

Roy

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