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As much as I'd like for you to get a set of radius-rods, I don't believe that's your problem. Did you install the ball joints? Forum Jump. It was incredibly easy to steer the car, much more so than my D was. I would not think ball joints would affect the steering friction. Ball joint replacement.

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  • As the title suggests I pulled the trigger on a ebay front end kit, with new pitman arm/drag ling, tie rod end, adjusters, upper and lower ball joints. I got the upper and lower ball joints replaced without much fuss, but now when I put the spindle hub back on, it seems like the.

    Took the Ex in for an alignment, with new ball joints, and the Alignment shop is saying that the ball joints are too tight and that the front end.

    Post Posted: Mon Dec 21, pm Post subject: Ball joints too tight, Reply with quote . My just bought new lower TRW ball joints are too tight. Won't.
    If they don't, then I'll have them install the new joints. I did my ball joints on a Sunday so nothing was open, and I did one hell of a jerry-rigging setup to get the seals seated. Is there something I'm not doing right? I just rebuilt my front end and have the same findings. Scott, I took video and documented the entire ball joint installation that I did in my garage.

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    Related Topics. Posting Quick Reply - Please Wait. The lock nuts on the ball joints in the picture were not used.

    I've actually seen an improperly made steering column bushing the hole was way too small cause this too. It matters. That is a sign of too much friction in the steering.

    Sounds to me like you received one ball joint that's "too tight" or was I've driven some super duty fords after putting new ball joints in with a.

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    I pressed in new MOOG greasable ball joints. When I installed the knuckles to the spec in the manual they are tightening up to the point I can. What likely happened/would happen: the joint was far too tight and may . Hand lap the new ball joint parts so they fit properly (again old.
    It matters. I would not think ball joints would affect the steering friction. Just give me a heads up.

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    He also commented that everything else in the front-end looked very good and wasn't trying to sell my anything else. I'm not sure how ball joints can prevent it from returning to center.

    I'll compare them to the second set when they arrive to see if there are any noticeable differences.

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    My alternator just went out yesterday and I will document that as well.

    What do I do next? Scott X 4x4 V 4.

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    I trust both Josh and the shop I've been dealing with them for a while and they've always done good work, including installing ball joints on a friend's DeLorean without any issue and am stuck in the middle, so other opinions are appreciated, as I don't know exactly what to look for.

    His diagnosis: - Everything on the lower steering is absolutely fine.

    While at the alignment shop the guy said the ball joints were "too tight" preventing it from returning to center. The ball joints are new (within. After I replaced the ball joints I got it aligned and they made a slight Why is steering worse now with new ball joints than before with the.

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    gave him a dismissive look trying to impress this girl like he was too cool for school. New ball joints can be tight enough to cause this condition to occur. too little caster set and are feeling it more now that your ball joints are in.
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    Holding it at 3 and 9 o'clock would reveal worn rod-ends if they were loose. Scott, I took video and documented the entire ball joint installation that I did in my garage. Possibly the steering shaft or column are damaged, but are even further long shots in his mind.

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    It's not only hard to turn the wheel, but the car won't correct itself after making a turn. Forum Jump.

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    I actually did it earlier this year but just haven't gotten around to editing together the video.

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    Is there something I'm not doing right? Also put new shocks on and had the X aligned. The more upright the caster, the more skittish the steering becomes, and less likely to self-center. They disconnected the knuckle from the tie rod ends and steered each wheel by hand.

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    1. They had replaced the UK ball joints in my friend's DeLorean not long before that without any issues, so I don't know what could have happened during the installation on our car.