Originally Posted by jcclark
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
What brand are you using. Could be bad manufacturing or poor installation procedures. It is real easy to ruin one if you dont install it properly.
I do not recommend enlarging the hole, you are asking for trouble