I Blumpkin Entirely Way Too Much
Join Date: Dec 2008
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Any of you ever had a ball joint explode?
Was cruising around town last night with a couple buddies. When i went home one of them called me and said that his mach's front tire was shoved up into the fender. When i got there i saw that the ball joint had exploded and separated, causing the A-arm to drop and gouge into his new rim.
Then, like an idiot i reached back there to feel if anything else was damaged... and BAM, my finger is pinched between the a-arm and something else... crushed the tip of my finger pretty bad...
This car was involved in an accident on that side of the car by the previous owner. But i've never had any thing like that happen before.
We ended up jacking the car up (which SUCKS when you have a slammed mach, and are on the side of the road) and knocking the ball joint completely out (upper and lower piece) and running a bolt threw it to drive it ~8 blocks back to my garage. I'll be replacing the ball joint after work tonight for him.
Think it was related to the previous accident? When i have the car up in the air tonight im going to "shake" the other tire and see if the ball wobbles any.
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