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CV axle and lower ball joint


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zolck510
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Sep 16, 2013, 12:40 PM

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CV axle and lower ball joint Sign In

2004
Ford
Freestar
4.2L V6
110k mi


I just got a recall item done, and the service people showed me some items they considered concerning. Here is the list.

* RF CV axle inner boot torn and full of dirt
* Lower ball joint boots already ripped
* Tranny leaking looks like someone tried to JB weld a case half

How serious are these issues? I understand that tranny leaking can be a big deal, so I'm going to get that one specifically looked at by a mechanic. I'm just not sure how serious the torn boots are.


Hammer Time
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Sep 16, 2013, 2:48 PM

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Yes, they are pretty important. C/V axles go from time to time and are not a real big deal. Losing a ball joint on the highway can cause the wheel to come off so you really don't want that to happen.



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