[DML] Re: Ball joints
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[DML] Re: Ball joints

See posting/Message# 2261 to read about WHAT the worse case failure 
of a ball joint like what is described below could mean/happen.By all 
means DO NOT skimp out and try to cross reference on such a important 
part(s),buy this item from a Delorean vendor only.


   --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@...> 
> A catastrophic failure of ANY suspension component is a serious
> matter. It can occur from defective parts, incorrect parts, worn
> parts, or improperly handled parts. An in-depth analysis of the 
> part can sometimes help determine the cause of the failure. For
> instance if you did not get the part from a Delorean vendor you may
> have gotten a cross-referneced part that fit but was not up to the
> requirements of the application. Another possability is the way you
> installed it. If you used excessive force or incorrectly applied 
> to the parts you may have damaged them. In my experience ball joints
> tend to fail when you are moving slow and turning. Lucky thing,
> imagine losing a left hand ball joint at speed on a multi-lane 
> and going into oncomming traffic! You will have more to repair than
> just a ball joint! Several of the recalls involved the front
> suspension. That is how serious this area is to safety. My guess is
> that you did not get the ball joint from a Delorean vendor. Can you
> figure out where you did get it and the part #'s and manufacturer so
> we can warn others? If in fact this is the case you might consider
> replacing the other lower joint. Carefully check the lower control 
> to be sure you did not bend it.
> David Teitelbaum
> vin 10757
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Tom Niemczewski" <tomciodmc@> 
> >
> > Hello
> > 
> > I feel that I need to tell you about my experience with the lower 
> > joint. It failed on my car without warning and it was only about
> 5000 miles 
> > old. When I bought my car I replaced all the safety related parts
> just to 
> > make sure the car is in fact safe. Lower and upper ball joints 
> among a 
> > bunch of other things that were replaced. I don't drive like a
> maniac so I

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