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Old 07-25-2008, 12:29 PM
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How long did they last?

My truck has ~45K and the ball joints in the driver side have begun popping like an old man's knees every time I brake. I've never had a vehicle lose the joints so soon.

Is it normal to lose the ball joints every 45K?

When I have them replaced are there any suggestions where I can get replacements with grease fittings?
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Old 07-25-2008, 12:30 PM
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Get moog lifetime parts. i got about 80k out of the stockers on my 01
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make sure its actually the balljoints and not the sway bar end link bushings..when they go bad they will pop.
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I can't see any wear from just looking at the bushings.
If I jack up the front end and am able to wiggle the tire at the bottom is that ball joints or sway bar?

Part of my commute involves a high speed ramp that merges the bypass back on the beltline. I'm usually running at the edge of traction so theres a tremendous side load on the vehicle. I never worried about it before but maybe that's been accelerating the issue.
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I have an 04, and have 90K, mine are starting to pop too. What is it.
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