The vehicle was then pulled by another vehicle to a repair shop and eventually taken to the dealer. I believe that their negligence has put me and others at risk on the road ways I travel. Remove nut, bolts and compression lower arm assembly. Took vehicle to dealer,they said noise was just bushings were just dry. I called the dealership and they said there was nothing they could do as alignment was not performed at their site.
Chrysler will not, or can not make the necessary parts available to its dealers or independant mechanics. The contact was able to pull to the side of the road. Loosen compression lower arm ball joint nut. Your balljoints will then be ready to be removed. I replaced all 4 of the ball joints just for safety. Performance and durability are traits required to reach the winner's circle, and Moog offers these top-quality steering linkage components for hundreds of applications--front, rear, upper, and lower. The failure mileage was approximately 120,000.
Using installer, install dust cover. Please forward this to Chrysler and Dodge engineers. All Replacement items are backed by a 1-year, unlimited-mileage warranty. The current and failure mileage was 115,920. When I returned to the dealer for reimbursement they said that, the part was not recalled on the Dodge ram, however was recalled on the Dodge durango and Dodge dakota. Verify upper arm shaft assembly installation.
Install is reverse but don't tighten the 4 lower ball joint set bolts. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. I would like to document this in the proper place so that restitution can possibly be made to us consumers in the near future. My truck only has 61,010 miles on it and most of those are highway miles. Remove nut, bolt and lateral lower arm assembly.
Being rather rude about it, I was told since I didn't get the ball joints replaced at a qualified Chrysler dealer they would not reimburse me. Left side joint is significantly worn as well. The ball and socket allows your suspension to move at different angles for steering and going over rough spots or bumps. Parts are justpart of what we do. The failure mileage was approximately 120,000.
It was found that the right front axle seal needed replaced immediately, due to a heavy leak. You can also check your tie rod ends the same way by putting your hands at the 3 and 9 o'clock positions and wiggle the tire front to back. It is made from top grade materials to ensure premium quality restoration of good steering and smoother ride. Truck has had unusual tire wear since 44k miles and dealer as well as tire shops found no explanation. Now available in a knurled design! The mechanic noted both front lower ball joints needed replaced.
Replace upper arm assembly when measured value exceeds specification. Remove nut, bolt and lateral lower arm assembly. The consumer stated there were no grease fittings on the joints. All Replacement brand items are backed by 1-year, unlimited-mileage warranty. But about a week after new tires were installed it happened again, so I had dealership examine vehicle, they changed steering damper, and ball joints after 3 weeks in shop. Even the first impression when seeing the girth of these is impressive.
Lubricate lip and inside of dust cover with multipurpose lubricant. Seems there is other failures of this type affecting durangos and dakotas. My truck is in pristine condition otherwise, this came as quite a shock and we are afraid to drive it. Lubricate lip and inside of dust cover with multipurpose lubricant. A ball joint consists of three pieces: a ball with a threaded stud, a socket, and a rubber boot. I work for a Dodge Dealership. I don't understand unless the parts were defective when the vehicle was purchased new.
To our surprise, all new repalcement parts tie rods, and bars had problems, went back to mopar parts store three times to exchange parts. Vehicle is driven mainly on highway and in 30 years of driving and 9 vehicles this is the first one to have a ball joint failure in this manner after only 5 years of service. The contact noticed that the front lower ball joints could not be lubed, causing the vehicle to make a loud scrapping noise when driving. Once you have the correct arm off and a replacement joint if available, some are not serviceable and require the arm to be replaced then you will need a press or a ball joint press to change the joint. I thought I had problems with tires and balancing, so went to tire shop and bought new tires and had front end aligned. Since 1982, Mevotech has provided the automotive aftermarket with high-quality, quick-installation steering and suspension parts.
The mechanic accessed the axle seal by going thru the top of the axle. Posted on Mar 29, 2011 jack up truck support truck remove brake caliper and support the caliper dont let it hang by the hose remove cotter pin from bottom of ball joint remove castle nut from ball joint use ball joint press to push ball joint up and out then use press to push in new ball joint make sure you grease them when you are finished both uper and lower press up and out. It has not been driven off road. This is a very dangerous situation as once it fails the front end will fall apart. Such as or Mar 17, 2010 Hi my name is Allen! Check upper arm, dust cover, and bushings for damage and wear. The service department informed me that both left and right side top and bottom ball joints had failed and that I should immediately have them replaced. Remove shock absorber lower mounting bolt.