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Old 03-23-2013, 09:34 PM
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I replaced both lower ball joints on my QX4 about 2 years ago. Took off the originals and put on Moogs. Now here we are two years later, and both are bad again. Replaced them and the sway bars.....and I swear after a week the driver's side one is going bad again as I can here it.

New struts, new lower ball joints, new sway bars, new strut mounts.....not sure what else it could be.

The truck has been aligned 50+ times and it has ALWAYS pulled left. It was never in anyh accidents according to Carfax when I got it, and no one has ever been able to find out why. Wondering if this is related?
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:52 PM
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The fact that you've got another set of bad ball joints tells me that there are other problems with the front end.
Have you had the car on a frame alignment rack?
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Carfax sucks, you can have 10 accidents and not report anything to Carfax
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The fact that you've got another set of bad ball joints tells me that there are other problems with the front end.
Have you had the car on a frame alignment rack?
Yes. Supposedly it is dead center.

I have chrome rims and they never seal properly due to oxidation. The suggestion has been new wheels, but I am done dumping money into this vehicle. I check air pressure and adjust once every 2-3 weeks, easier and cheaper than new wheels anymore.

Not sure what else to do.


This time, I went to Firestone because they give 2 years parts and labor warranty, cheaper than my own mechanic in the long run
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:33 AM
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I still can't see how you're eating ball joints if everything is OK up front and with the whole chassis.
How heavy are your chrome wheels?
For them to beat up the suspension they would would have to be massively heavy.
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