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Should I be able to move track bar? 2012 F250

I have a Carli track bar that I can move back and forth by hand. The part that moves is the ball joint.

I am trying to find a squeak in my front end.

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with having heim ends, you will be able to give it a light twist, but not any movement in the ends.....if the joints seem to wiggle, try tightening them.

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They can also start to squeak you can't tighten the joint itself...the inner ball will have rotational movement.

IMO and the majority of others will say Heim joints are for off-road use only.
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is it a heim joint? It probably needs to be replaced. I am with Cary on this one...

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I have a Carli track bar that I can move back and forth by hand. The part that moves is the ball joint.

I am trying to find a squeak in my front end.
Since both ends can pivot I assume that you are talking about twisting the bar and not actually moving it left and right. That is totally normal.



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I am about to post a video of what I am talking about.

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I also have a chirp coming from front. 2012 with only 5400 miles on it now. dealer had no luck with it. I've tried shaking it jarring it all over.NO! luck about ready to get out the impact. LOL!
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