Re: [DML] Ball joint failure
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Re: [DML] Ball joint failure



Aaahhh, it was the sign of things to come for me, just bought my 2nd 
Delorean in Atlanta (had sellers remorse when I sold the first one), 
had it checked out at a mechanic before I flew up and got it, drove it 
back to Florida 500 miles.  Pulled up in front of the house, had my 
wife and kids come out to see it, gave my wife the keys and 
said "let's go for a ride".  We went a foot and the passenger lower 
ball joint broke (which I of course blamed on her).  I was just on the 
interstate 5 minutes before, and would have been on a major road 5 
minutes later.  The only good thing that came of it was that my wife 
decided she'd never drive it :)  I got them all replaced, then had to 
get them replaced a year later, they were dry.  I remember reading 
somewhere that there were some available that solved this problem, 
anyone know where to get them?  As I said, the ball joint breaking was 
an omen, thousands and thousands and thousands of dollars later it 
runs great, not many original parts on it.  BUT, kids tuition and a 
new car payment (totalled my Avalon on the interstate) force me to 
sell it, don't really have the money for a toy car anymore.  Hate to 
do it, planned on keeping it for a long long time, that's why I bought 
another.  If I can't sell it I might be forced to keep it, which isn't 
necessarily a bad thing either.  But DEFINATELY get the ball joints 
checked or just replace them, the money is the best money you'll ever 
spend.  For example, your hospital insurance co-pay is probably 
$100/day, and assuming you live after having it break at 60 mph, 
you'll spend alot more on hospital bills than the cost of the ball 
joints.

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Bernie" <bmanderville@xxxx> wrote:
> Uh Oh, it may just be time for everyone to replace the balljoints, 
they 
> are 25 years old at least, who knows how long they were at the 
factory 
> before being installed, and 2 in the space of a week?  Same with the 
> trailing arm bolts.  Man I have a lot of work to do.
> 
> Bernie
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Tom" <tomciodmc@xxxx> wrote:
> > Hi
> > 
> > Same exact thing has happened to me in 6149 last sunday. I was 
> driving a 
> > highway speeds and then right after I slowed down and got onto a 
> surface 
> <SNIP>







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