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Old 05-07-2005, 16:01   #1 (permalink)
Kevin Vereecke
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89 ford taurus

I have a 89 taurus 3.8, the probelm is in the front end the passager
side. when i make a sudden stop or if i hit a bump the car makes a
thunking noise like an inner tie rod will do. the thing is i replaced
both inner and outer tie rod ends, the same with my brakes and new
motor mount. i check my struts there ok and my cv;s and front bearings
are ok. im thinking maybe my lower control arm might be bad, does
anyone have any ideals plus whats the best way to check for ball joint
ware? kevin

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Old 05-07-2005, 21:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 89 ford taurus

"Kevin Vereecke" wrote:
> I have a 89 taurus 3.8, the probelm is in the front end the
> passager
> side. when i make a sudden stop or if i hit a bump the car
> makes a
> thunking noise like an inner tie rod will do. the thing is i
> replaced
> both inner and outer tie rod ends, the same with my brakes
> and new
> motor mount. i check my struts there ok and my cv;s and
> front bearings
> are ok. im thinking maybe my lower control arm might be bad,
> does
> anyone have any ideals plus whats the best way to check for
> ball joint
> ware? kevin


check the ball joint and the half shaft

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Old 05-08-2005, 21:01   #3 (permalink)
Tim
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Re: 89 ford taurus

With the weight off of both tires grab the bottom of each tire and move it
back and forth firmly at the same time watching the ball joint for movement.
Any movement at all and it is worn. Your symptoms sound like a ball
joint.


"Kevin Vereecke" <capricorn1965@webtv.net> wrote in message
news:27776-427D31FE-153@storefull-3116.bay.webtv.net...
>I have a 89 taurus 3.8, the probelm is in the front end the passager
> side. when i make a sudden stop or if i hit a bump the car makes a
> thunking noise like an inner tie rod will do. the thing is i replaced
> both inner and outer tie rod ends, the same with my brakes and new
> motor mount. i check my struts there ok and my cv;s and front bearings
> are ok. im thinking maybe my lower control arm might be bad, does
> anyone have any ideals plus whats the best way to check for ball joint
> ware? kevin
>



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