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#336176 - August 04, 2010 08:08 pm EDT Lower Ball Joint Failure *Pictures*
Chris Browning Offline
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Hey guys here's the pics of my lower ball joint failure, I think its a pretty clear cut case for the recall and I'm feeling confident that the dealership will cover the damages. heres the album:

Ball Joint Failure
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#336178 - August 04, 2010 08:19 pm EDT Re: Lower Ball Joint Failure *Pictures* [Re: Chris Browning]
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When was this recall? If it was 10+ years ago, theres no way the dealership will be responsible for the damages.

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#336183 - August 04, 2010 09:21 pm EDT Re: Lower Ball Joint Failure *Pictures* [Re: Ian Burnside]
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I'm With Ian on this. I don't think the dealership would be responsible.
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#336189 - August 04, 2010 11:31 pm EDT Re: Lower Ball Joint Failure *Pictures* [Re: Deep Mann]
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It's a recall, so it's up to you to bring the car in and have it done. They will replace both of your lower lateral control arms but I am pretty sure you'll be on the hook for the rest of the damages unfortunately.
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#336202 - August 05, 2010 08:57 am EDT Re: Lower Ball Joint Failure *Pictures* [Re: Greg Kelly]
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Like Greg said, the dealer will replace the arms but that's it.
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#336204 - August 05, 2010 09:14 am EDT Re: Lower Ball Joint Failure *Pictures* [Re: Anthony Hiscock]
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If the recalls (note there are *two* for the control arms) had not already been done, you might be able to get compensation from Chrysler Canada. Of course the dealership will do the work, but compensation would have to come from head office.

If the recalls were already done, they'll probably just tell you to pound sand.

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#336208 - August 05, 2010 09:53 am EDT Re: Lower Ball Joint Failure *Pictures* [Re: Jeff Mitchell]
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I had a ball joint let go on a road course a couple years ago, although I didn't suffer as much damage as you.








Basically it tore up my fender liner, bent my fender a bit and ripped my inner & outer CV joint boots..

Torn fender liner.


Inner CV jopint separation.


Outter CV joint.


Fender damage.


Fender damage.



It wasn't a ball joint failure however... The nut backed off and the ball joint dropped out. Some new boots and a fender liner and I was good to go.
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#336209 - August 05, 2010 10:02 am EDT Re: Lower Ball Joint Failure *Pictures* [Re: Scott McIntyre]
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Ya I'm feeling better about this now anyway, looks like it'll just be a new cv shaft and new lower control arms (both sides i don't want this happening again) the only annyoing thing is the tire i'm going to have to replace, o well though, maybe the dealer will still cover it, i'll let you know how the talks go with the dealership.
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#336291 - August 06, 2010 02:58 pm EDT Re: Lower Ball Joint Failure *Pictures* [Re: Chris Browning]
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Looking at the pictures what are your guys opinions on the cv shaft, should i just reboot it or do i need to replace the whole shaft?
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#336320 - August 06, 2010 08:06 pm EDT Re: Lower Ball Joint Failure *Pictures* [Re: Chris Browning]
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I would replace the CV shaft, especially if it came apart well rolling still,.
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#336335 - August 07, 2010 11:53 am EDT Re: Lower Ball Joint Failure *Pictures* [Re: Chris Browning]
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 Originally Posted By: Chris Browning
Looking at the pictures what are your guys opinions on the cv shaft, should i just reboot it or do i need to replace the whole shaft?



If it only popped out of the cup and wasn't damaged, I'd just get a new boot and reuse it. That's all I did and mine's still going strong 3 years later. Just make sure you clean all the grease off and thoroughly inspect it for any damage before reuse.
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#336336 - August 07, 2010 11:58 am EDT Re: Lower Ball Joint Failure *Pictures* [Re: Scott McIntyre]
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okay cool well i got a new boot, now I'm just wondering how to get it on haha, do you have to remove the joint somehow and then slide the boot on?
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#336338 - August 07, 2010 12:07 pm EDT Re: Lower Ball Joint Failure *Pictures* [Re: Chris Browning]
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Yes, there's clip at the end of the shaft you must remove, then the end just slides off. Piece of cake.
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#336341 - August 07, 2010 12:27 pm EDT Re: Lower Ball Joint Failure *Pictures* [Re: Scott McIntyre]
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perfect thanks Scott
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