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Ball Joints and Axels
Ok a few months ago I had to replace both upper and lower ball joints on both sides on my truck. I took it to a diesel shop in Marion Indiana called paiges diesel. They seemed like a good shop...easy to get ahold of and seemed knowledgeable. Well the other day I had a different shop do install a bulletproof oil cooler in my truck, when i went to pick it up he asked about a popping noise when you turn the wheel. He put it on the lift and he was able to lift up on my passenger side rim. We looked and the lower ball joint was only hand tightened!! He informed me that the axels are cast and very soft so driving it a few months could have ruined my axel. He tightened it and torqued it, he then went ahead and tried to grease them for me but none of them would take grease and he said that was also a problem. He then informed me that the aftermarket ball joints have grease serts and factory doesn't...well thats when he showed me that i only have 3 aftermarket ball joints and 1 factory. I pulled out the receipt and showed him that they charged me for 4 ball joints... I know i need to go talk to them, is there anything i can do if my axel is ruined because they didn't install a ball joint correct?
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2006 King Ranch: Sinister EGR Delete, SCT tuner with Looney tunes, Edge Insight CTS, 5" turbo back exhaust with 6" tip, Bulletproof oil cooler, Updated Stc fitting, S&B intake, Sinister coolant filter, halo projector headlights/tail lights, drilled and slotted rotors, Mad Turbo Werks hybrid turbo
Last edited by ZachMyers; 04-02-2012 at 07:11 PM.