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Old 26-Oct-2005, 10:36 AM
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So my friggen ball joint snapped on me

i just finished dropping off my sister to skool this mornin, and on my way back, my fu<kin ball joint broke and i was sitting on the road from 8:30 till 10 waiting for CAA, they came once and broght a flat bed, which wudent work, so i had to wait for another truck to come, and take it to my shop

man u kno when u see sum1's car broke on the road, and u laugh at them, or crack a joke, it changes when u'r the one sitting on the side of the road n ppl are laughin at u

lol, and there was constuction happening too, lets jus say there was sum ticked drivers this mornin

well atleest i wuzent on the hyway
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Old 26-Oct-2005, 10:51 AM
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thats what happens when u dont replace worn ball joints...now u know, and knowin is half the battle
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Old 26-Oct-2005, 11:11 AM
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did anyone else struggle to read that
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Old 26-Oct-2005, 11:15 AM
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Originally posted by DXcivicHB
did anyone else struggle to read that
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i had my ball joint snapped on yonge+a street north of eglinton hahahaha.... it was very very jokes.... a few gayass stop and tell me to move my car (i had emergency lights on)... then i'm like "why don't you give me some help?" then they would just leave without a word.... 2 ladies offered me their phone to call tow truck since they thought i haven't called yet (but its the CAA taking a long time)... 2 men offered me help to push the car aside but after they saw the wheel, they were like "yikes... that's nasty!" haha... and 1 man asked me if i need a tow truck and a good mechanic, then i told him i got caa coming and i have a personal mech... it was a great experience to learn how to handle unexpected things (the bad thing was i was gonna bring the car to the shop that day in the late-afternoon/evening)...

oh btw, that noon, i was dropping my gf to work too... so it was almost similar situation to you.... it was a friday (almost reaching rush hour)
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Old 26-Oct-2005, 12:03 PM
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Who the hell laughs at the people on road shoulder? I sure don't.
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Who the hell laughs at the people on road shoulder? I sure don't.
I laugh at stupid people on the road that get in to car accidents at stop lights some-how and the ricers at the side of the road zip tieing there bumpers on. (I'v seen it twice!)
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Originally posted by k_r_a_c_k_e_r
...and the ricers at the side of the road zip tieing there bumpers on. (I'v seen it twice!)
Where did you se Rick????? LMAO! Sorry bro....couldn't resist it!
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Old 26-Oct-2005, 01:18 PM
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Originally posted by t_dot_SiR
and 1 man asked me if i need a tow truck and a good mechanic, then i told him i got caa coming and i have a personal mech... it was a great experience to learn how to handle unexpected things (the bad thing was i was gonna bring the car to the shop that day in the late-afternoon/evening)...

oh btw, that noon, i was dropping my gf to work too... so it was almost similar situation to you.... it was a friday (almost reaching rush hour)
holy **** that exactly what happened to me. this guy gave me the card from his buddies shop, and i was supposed to go get the ball joint changed this morning, all the parts were already at the shop

well u live and u learn
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Old 26-Oct-2005, 03:45 PM
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How do you know when its worn?
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Old 26-Oct-2005, 04:12 PM
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it starts squeeking, and then when its reely bad, it more of a grinding noises, when u stop or when u'r crawling is when u mostly hear it
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i almost was stranded on the road today after a fvckin deer ran out in front of me on the 403
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And this ladies and gentlemen is exactly why I replaced every single bail joint on my car this year, and also why I constantly check the ball joint, bearings and tie rods. Being stranded sucks.
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Old 26-Oct-2005, 06:58 PM
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what are the warning signes of a worn ball joint?
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Old 26-Oct-2005, 07:00 PM
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read 3 posts above yours
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Old 26-Oct-2005, 07:36 PM
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When my ball joint was about to go on my Accord there was a rattle sound every time I went over a bumb. Also when I jacked up the car the wheel would wiggle from side to side.
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Old 26-Oct-2005, 09:25 PM
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I just checked Helms, do I check for wheel wobble when the car is hoisted up?
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Old 26-Oct-2005, 09:35 PM
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yeah but when u can wiggel your wheel, it usually conerns your lower control arm as well, at leest in my case it did, that why i replaced it as well
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Old 26-Oct-2005, 10:21 PM
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a bad upper balljoint u will be able to move the wheel back and forth while the car is on the ground...a bad lower is a bit harder to check even when the wheel is in the air because sometimes there is no back and forth or side to side movement but if u stick a pry bar between the control arm and the spindle and pry u may get some up and down movement
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I don't laugh at people when they're stranded, becuase that sihit sucks when your all by yourself and waiting to get help

well, good thing nothing happend to you "Mischev"
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