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Old 06-21-2004, 13:52   #1 (permalink)
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Balljoint or tie rod end?

My car has recently given itself a lot of Positive camber on the front drivers side wheel, then I stop it clicks, and again when I start going/ make a sharp turn. (1984 ford LTD crown victoria)

Ive been told it could be a ball joint, and also that it could be a tie rod end, what do I do in order to test and see which one it is.

btw I have access to a hydraulic car lift, just dont want to spend extra money on wrong parts
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Old 06-22-2004, 02:22   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Balljoint or tie rod end?

Check the camber pin hasn't come loose..
To check ball joint ,jack car up + let suspension hang,grab top + bottom of tyre and feel for movement.To check tie rod,grab front + rear outer edge of tyre and check tierod while moving the wheel back + forward in the direction of turning,if that makes sense.
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