Do you know if your A-frame is OK? Ball joint is what connects A-frame to chassis frame. Koichi Yasutani - a.k.a. Steve + MP Lakewood, WA U.S.A. 2010 / 11 / 21 00:05 PST On Nov 20, 2010, at 1935 , Eric Welch wrote: > In my case, the mechanic said the ball joint broke. > > On Nov 20, 2010, at 6:30 PM, Dave <downsouthdave@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > >> It's not clear to me whether it's the ball joint or the CV joint; impact >> with a curb can damage either or both. The ball joint isn't connected >> directly to the rotating mass however- the CV joint is. >> >> CVJ should go 200K, but some don't. I'd rather have a rear wheel drive car, >> but there are so many good cars that are FWD. >> >> Mac is back up, BTW. Doing the updates on the end of a wire instead of Wi-Fi. >> >> From: Koichi Mac <nikonf3tmd4@xxxxxxx> >> To: Nikon F4 <nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> >> Sent: Sat, November 20, 2010 8:43:17 PM >> Subject: [nikonf4] CV Joint >> >> I was guessing the right side too. Right front wheel tend to run on >> more rugged part of the road…driver making steep turn on the right than on >> the left……. The CV joint should last about 200K miles, doesn't it? >> >> On Nov 15, 2010, at 2046 , Dave wrote: >> >> > It takes a lot of miles or impact to break a CV joint and axle. If the >> > cause is wear, they should both be replaced. My guess: it's the right >> > side. It always fails 141 miles before the left one does :-). What kind of >> > car? >> > >> > From: Eric Welch <ericwelch@xxxxxx> >> > To: f4@xxxxxxxxxxx >> > Sent: Mon, November 15, 2010 11:15:56 PM >> > Subject: Re: Laguna Hills, north of San Diego >> > >> > Nope, employed just fine. But the right ball joint and axel are broken and >> > will be replaced tomorrow. So I'm taking the day off and laze around the >> > house all day, then take the bus to the repair shop to pick it up. >> > >> > On Nov 15, 2010, at 8:12 PM, Robert McLaughlin wrote: >> > >> >> Great! Another unemployed! >> >> >> >> On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 8:10 PM, Eric Welch <ericwelch@xxxxxx> wrote: >> >> I don't think so. I live on the south border of Camp Pendleton. But I >> >> have a non-working car at the moment.