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Old 09-02-2015, 09:52 PM
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Hey I am trying to replace the ball joints on my jeep and I think that when I was putting in the lower ball joint it went in strait but the rod bent. Does this look right?..
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Old 09-03-2015, 02:18 AM
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Typical ball joint cutaway.

Hope that clears any confusion. It's a "Ball" joint. It's supposed to be able to move like that.
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Old 09-03-2015, 02:58 AM
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Yep. Its suppose to give your steering a little flex. You should be able to push it back and forth with a little resistance
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If it didn't move around any then you would have a problem.
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Is "dumb" purposely spelled incorrectly in your sig line? Serious question.
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