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Old 12-05-2009, 05:03 PM
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Ball joints failing???

Anyone on here ever have any problems with ball joints failing?
I've replaced mine twice and it's squeaking again after only 4 weeks.
I can't seem to get one to last, I used the proper tool to install them just
to make sure I wasn't damageing it during installation.
Rented it from the parts store along with the right adaptors.
I suspect they may be cheap Chineese ones, I also got them at different stores.It's a Honda civic and the originals had over 130k on them and
were just a little loose. They do seem real tight when pressing in,
maybe I shoud sand the knuckle a little to make the fit easier?
I just don't understand it failing again.
Thanks for any ideas
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