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88 Fiero lower ball joint by Imnuts
Started on: 05-30-2014 09:23 AM
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Last post by: Imnuts on 05-30-2014 10:19 AM
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Report this Post05-30-2014 09:23 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ImnutsSend a Private Message to ImnutsEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
This maybe too many subjects for one post but here it goes.
1.) Is the lower ball joint made with a curve or bent in it? When I went to remove the nut it was lose and ball joint shaft rotated inside the spindle making the bottom of it move in and out about ¼ inch.


2.) I also noticed my control arm oscillating as I am spinning the lower control arm bolts as I am trying to break them free. Should they be straight bolts or they offset for alignment purposes? As you can tell I have not been able to free them yet and I am thinking they are going to have to cut them off to remove the control arm. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

3.) Also I need a source for buying new replacement bolts.
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From what you're saying, I'd say that front wheel took a hard hit to a curb or something. It the control arm OK?
I didn't find a source for bolts. You'll have to match them up with automotive Grade 8 bolts (or better) at an auto store.

Control arms http://fierostore.com/Product/Search.aspx?p=1

Ball joints http://rodneydickman.com/ca...ndex.php?cPath=26_43


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Thanks for the reply.
Everything seems to look normal. I wanted to make sure I can just buy normal hardened straight bolts for the lower control arm and they were not made special for alignment reasons. I already ordered upper and lower ball joints from Dickman's and control arm bushings from Fiero Store.
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