Re: Suspension troubleshooting [Need help]
Do the springs look OK? I know my '99 taurus had a recall for potentially broken front coils.
I'd take the car in for a check. A good shop will tell you if the pitman rods, ball joints etc are shot. As you mentioned there is fluid on one of the joints I would bet it's a synthetic grease and that the ball joint is ruined even though you can't get any play out of it yourself, doesn't mean there isn't any.
'11 Ram Quad Cab 4x4 SXT 5.7L HEMI (stock); 48,500m
'06 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L 220hp; 64,000m
'12 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L 283hp; 28,000m
'99 Taurus 3.0L 2V Vulcan 145hp; 154,300m - Traded
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