BALL JOINTS

  • Tiny
  • Hrone195
  • 1983 MERCEDES BENZ 300SD
  • 5 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 174,833 MILES

Is the lower ball joint also the outer tie rod

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Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 AT 1:40 AM

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  • Tiny
  • Jrfarrelly
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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.

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Sunday, March 31st, 2013 AT 9:08 PM
  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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Good answer.

What is the issue and why do you ask?

Roy

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Saturday, April 20th, 2013 AT 9:21 AM

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