Date registered: Feb 2013
Vehicle: 2001 E430 4 Matic
Location: Ontario, Canada
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well, I purchased the lower ball joint, got ready to get it off but upon closer inspection, there is nothing wrong with it. Hmmmmmmmmmm. So I'm not replacing it. No need. The ball joint is not as stiff as the new one. It turns 360 deg. easily but other than that there is no play. Upper A arm looks good too.
Interesting to note that the current old ball joint nuts are 21mm where as the new ball joint nuts supplied (at extra charge) are 22mm.
So my next job is to check runout on the rear rotors. If that's OK, then I'll be puting a microscope on my inner tie rods.
The ultimate ignorance is the rejection of something you know nothing about and refuse to investigate.
Dr. Wayne Dyer
Last edited by EFSiR; 09-19-2013 at 05:34 PM.