[DML] Re: Lower Ball Joint Dilemma - Help!
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[DML] Re: Lower Ball Joint Dilemma - Help!

Your mechanic probrobly dosen't have the ball joint in straight or he 
didn't clean the control arm of all debri including rust. it fits in 
there just right. Unless the reinforcements are not in the correct 
--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "jedimasterglenn" 
<jedimasterglenn@...> wrote:
> I bought new lower ball joints, along with support retainer 
> reinforcements from SpecialTAuto.  My mechanic is telling me that 
> he puts the ball joint into the control arm, there isn't enough 
> clearance on the top side of the control arm to install a snap ring 
> which I guess holds everything in place.  He's saying the fit is 
> a hair too short to allow the snap ring.  
> I have a call out to John at SpecialT and I'm sure he'll answer, 
> in the interest of getting an answer to my mechanic by Monday, I 
> figured I'd also ask the group if anyone has had this problem or 
> know what the solution is.  I'm assuming there is only one size of 
> ball joint for our cars.  I have an Oct 81 build and I belive the 
> control arms to be original.  Any help is appreciated, including 
> installation instructions so that I can verify the mechanic is 
> following the correct proceedure (he has the shop book...but maybe 
> there's something different about the SpecialT ball joints?).
> Thanks!
> Glenn
> 5391

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