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2002 Ford Explorer Ball Joints. Help!


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Kayla2345
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May 7, 2015, 4:23 PM

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Hello, I recently got my upper ball joints replaced and after i turned a corner a very loud pop noise came from the front of my car. Now my wheel is a bit wobbly (Wasn't wobbly when the pop happened. Started the next day).I recently got all new brakes, rotors and my left rear wheel bearing replaced and am getting my rear right replaced next week. I'm really concerned that it my ball joints or the guy that did them may not have done them right.

Also, I do not know much about what is going on (as far as what could be the problem), but what I have noticed is that my right side where my ball joint is located it is completely flat (a press is what i think it is called) and the other has a silver like screw or bolt deal sticking out at the top. So I am unsure if that means he did not use the correct part on my drivers side?

I did not get an alignment after I had the ball joints replaced as well. Could that be the issue?

I have a 2002 Ford Explorer with 152,000 miles on it.


Thanks in advance!


Hammer Time
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May 7, 2015, 4:43 PM

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You are right to be concerned. Call the guy up and tell him you want the car towed in at his expense and repaired.



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Discretesignals
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May 7, 2015, 4:45 PM

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First, thing you need to get it back to the shop that did the work. If there is a problem with a part or how the part was installed, they are responsible for resolving the issue.

It would probably be a very good idea to have it towed to their shop for safety reasons.

If you had some shamuck do this under the table, shame on you because he could tell you to take a hike and not claim any responsibility.





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(This post was edited by Discretesignals on May 7, 2015, 4:46 PM)


Kayla2345
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May 7, 2015, 5:20 PM

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I did have a someone who does not work in a shop do it, but he literally works on everyone I know cars so I did not think it would be an issue. He is taking a look at it and we are talking about getting my car towed to him at no cost to me.

I know how important ball joints are for a car which is why I am so worried about driving him (His name is Big Red Lol). I just wanted to get a general idea of what could be the issue.

I am more or less concerned about the parts he used and if he needs to replace the one on my drivers side.


Discretesignals
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May 7, 2015, 5:59 PM

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BiG Red????







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