1985 CHEVY CAPRICE LOWER BALL JOINT

  • Tiny
  • Davidc509
  • 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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Sunday, February 21st, 2010 AT 6:35 PM

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  • Ernest Clark
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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.

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Sunday, March 7th, 2010 AT 8:40 PM

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