VERY BAD Ball Joints - WATCH THIS!!!

This is a car that recently came in for an oil change. We did our free 100 point inspection and found this!!! Check it out! Ball Joints can be dangerous and should be checked often as they are a critical part of your suspension.

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How to check a Ball Joint
How to check ball joints. Learn how to diagnose a bad ball joint for both an upper and lower control arm. I also quickly show you how to tell if it is a bad tie rod, bushings, or a bad bearing just in case your ball joint is not bad. How to Replace a Ball Joint: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9O_cOB2MTI Cutaway of a Ball Joint: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04DJ1R5cSy4 How to Tell if your Tie Rod is BAD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brI2feYiEi8 **If the video was helpful, remember to give it a "thumbs up" and consider subscribing. New videos every Thursday** -Website: https://www.ChrisFixed.com -Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chrisfix8 -Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisFixed -Instagram: https://instagram.com/chrisfixit -Subscribe Here: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=paintballoo7 -YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/ChrisFix Disclaimer: Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, I cannot guarantee against improper use or unauthorized modifications of this information. ChrisFix assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. Use this information at your own risk. ChrisFix recommends safe practices when working on vehicles and or with tools seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, no information contained in this video shall create any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage, or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or from the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not ChrisFix.





How to Tell if Your Tie Rod is Bad
How to check tie rods and how to verify a tie rod end is worn, Learn how to tell if your inner and outer tie rods are good or bad on your car or truck. Good place to find tie rods (inexpensive): http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=3 90957&field-keywords=tie%20rod&linkCode=ur2&tag=chri0e2-20&url=search-alias %3Daps&linkId=ADEZROARFJ2ZYZYO How to replace an outer tie rod: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxHnN9-rzoI How to replace the inner and outer tie rod: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05XOhz67jGA How to replace a Control Arm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7bOxQe_WhU **If the video was helpful, remember to give it a "thumbs up" and consider subscribing. New videos every Thursday** -Website: https://www.ChrisFixed.com -Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chrisfix8 -Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisFixed -Instagram: https://instagram.com/chrisfixit -Subscribe Here: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=paintballoo7 -YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/ChrisFix Disclaimer: Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, I cannot guarantee against improper use or unauthorized modifications of this information. ChrisFix assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. Use this information at your own risk. ChrisFix recommends safe practices when working on vehicles and or with tools seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, no information contained in this video shall create any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage, or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or from the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not ChrisFix.





How to Replace a Lower Ball Joint (short, quick version)
Replacing a Lower Control Arm Ball Joint. Learn how to replace a lower ball joint by pressing it out of the control arm and pressing the new one back in. To watch the longer, in depth version, click the link below. Press out a Ball Joint (In-depth): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZztbAShnlxw Here is where to get the ball joint press: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0028QGT7W/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789& creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0028QGT7W&linkCode=as2&tag=chri0e2-20&linkId= 55OXJOHOJHN44FAS Torque Wrench I use: http://amzn.to/1N65Maz Socket Set I use: http://amzn.to/1BlL0Tj How to check your ball joints to see if they are bad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62bVn7E8gyk In-Depth Version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZztbAShnlxw Upper Control Arm Replacement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7bOxQe_WhU How To Press a Ball Joint: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37NgLM4tIzw How to Change a Wheel Bearing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPs-QALECqs Torque Specs are for my 2001 Mazda B3000 (each make and model will have different torque specs so check your service manual for proper torque specs.) -Lower Ball Joint 83-113 ft-lbs and tighten to the next slot for the cotter pin (don't back the nut off) -Upper Control Arm Ball Joint 35-46ft-lbs -Caliper Bracket Bolts 85ft-lbs Link to the part: http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/sku/Moog/Ball_Joint/MOK8771T.html **If the video was helpful, remember to give it a "thumbs up" and consider subscribing. New videos every Thursday** -Website: https://www.ChrisFixed.com -Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chrisfix8 -Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisFixed -Instagram: https://instagram.com/chrisfixit -Subscribe Here: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=paintballoo7 -YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/ChrisFix Disclaimer: Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, I cannot guarantee against improper use or unauthorized modifications of this information. ChrisFix assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. Use this information at your own risk. ChrisFix recommends safe practices when working on vehicles and or with tools seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, no information contained in this video shall create any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage, or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or from the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not ChrisFix.





Oops, Axle and Ball Joint Replacement - EricTheCarGuy
Oops, Axle and Ball Joint Replacement Sorry I missed you last week, I had this video half done and didn't get a chance to finish. Well we have our 1990 Accord again, I'm getting some mileage out of this one but I don't mind cause there are still quite a few of these on the road and a few of you have claimed ownership to one of these 4th generation Accords, so enjoy. A couple of things to note, I could do a video on taking out the wishbone bolt alone, I've run into a few problems here such as a rusted bolt that won't come out of it's bushing as one example, perhaps future videos will show how to overcome this problem. I thought this one went together well despite the fact that you might be getting sick of Honda Accords, I still have more from other makes that I haven't edited or posted yet. I have more to this video as well that may show up in DVD form at one point, YouTube only gives me 10min to work with but I think that is enough to get you started and not lose interest. Perhaps you could help by submitting questions in the form of text responses or what I would really like is a video response to something I've put out there, that would be great. Visit me at EricTheCarGuy.com http://ericthecarguy.com/ Visit EricTheCarGuy Forum http://www.ericthecarguy.com/forum/default.aspx Visit my Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy Stay dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.




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