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Forum nameHandling/Suspension
Topic subjectMy turn
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32580, My turn
Posted by 1slw97, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
Looks like i got to meet these shitty lower ball joints.. At 35mph talk about a wake up call. I just feel lucky last night i was doing some logging at 4th gear wot pulls..


32607, RE: My turn
Posted by teklein, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
Ack!

Any symptoms beforehand?

Glad your ok, and the fourth gear pulls would not have been fun if that had happened.
32613, RE: My turn
Posted by 420agreenvilleSC, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
holy fuckn shit. that's nasty
32614, RE: My turn
Posted by 1slw97, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
Originally posted by teklein
Ack! Any symptoms beforehand?



Nope, none at all I wish there was.
32617, RE: My turn
Posted by Tuxdreamerx, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
I had this exact same thing happen on my eclipse. Luckily I was taking a slow turn when it popped out.
32618, RE: My turn
Posted by Babbz413, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
did this in my avenger while i was taking a turn. had to have a friend
walk beside me and continuously kick the tire straight as I drove out of the rode. worst part about it was the damage done to my fender.
32619, RE: My turn
Posted by Tuxdreamerx, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
Originally posted by Babbz413
did this in my avenger while i was taking a turn. had to have a friend walk beside me and continuously kick the tire straight as I drove out of the rode. worst part about it was the damage done to my fender.


Haha that would have worked I just kept having to jerk the steering wheel a bit to keep it straight. It was 1 in the morning I was getting home from work and I got pulled over 3 times by 3 different cops and asked if I was ok lol.

Worst part about mine is I destroyed my CV shaft.
32621, RE: My turn
Posted by dalesmitsu, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
Same thing happend to me on the same side. Get it fixed,then take it to the dealer have the recalls done. Take the recipt with you they refund you the parts from your balljoint failling. If you haven't had the recall done.
32622, RE: My turn
Posted by ez, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
Damn that sucks, glad you weren't injured. Wow this happens to a lot of people...
32623, RE: My turn
Posted by Babbz413, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
Originally posted by dalesmitsu
Same thing happend to me on the same side....


now that i think of it, mine was driver side as well...
32624, RE: My turn
Posted by RoninEclipse2G, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
I've only seen the drivers side go bad personally.

Has anyone seen a passenger side go out?
32625, RE: My turn
Posted by Tuxdreamerx, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
Originally posted by RoninEclipse2G
I've only seen the drivers side go bad personally. Has anyone seen a passenger side go out?


I cant remember which side went out on mine I almost want to say it was the passenger.


Edit: Yes it was the passenger side. I remember because I pulled off the side of a busy road to figure out what happened and I was on the sidewalk side luckily. They were ebay control arms with 4k on them.....
32626, RE: My turn
Posted by 95_ESi_Person, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
Originally posted by RoninEclipse2G
I've only seen the drivers side go bad personally. Has anyone seen a passenger side go out?


My passenger side had to be replaced on the Talon. It did not fail, but was very close.
32627, RE: My turn
Posted by Ebster1085, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
It is rather alarming how often this seems to happen, especially considering how fast I typically drive on the highway :)

Is there a way to detect this early on before it fails, or is this something I should just take a look at once in a while?

Is there anything in particular to look for when examing the suspension components that may be a sign of an impending failure?
32628, RE: My turn
Posted by Babbz413, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
Originally posted by Ebster1085
It is rather alarming how often this seems to happen, especially considering how fast I typically drive on the highway :)


this failure would be very very bad news on the highway. all i really remember was it occured while i was making a direct turn. anyones go out while they were just driving straight?
32629, RE: My turn
Posted by 1slw97, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
My buddy has is do the same thing, Fixed it then two weeks later the passenger side came out.. It seems 75% of info i read they pop out after a turn.
32630, RE: My turn
Posted by Tuxdreamerx, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
Originally posted by 1slw97
My buddy has is do the same thing, Fixed it then two weeks later the passenger side came out.. It seems 75% of info i read they pop out after a turn.


Yeah I think its mostly common on turns, thank God!
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