Ball joint issue 1997 Mustang v6 - Ford Mustang Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-26-2010 Thread Starter
Rookie
V6 Member
 
Aeguy156's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Midwest
Posts: 1
 
Ball joint issue 1997 Mustang v6

Hi,
I have a 97 mustang v6 stock. My ball joint was squeeking really loud the other day so I went to repair it. AutoZone says I need part #104226. when I got home and got the old ball joint out I noticed it was too small. I returned it and found that all of the value craft were the same size. I switched brands to the duralast and it fit perfectly however when I installed it I ripped the boot so I went and returned it again and got another one of the same brand and model number. This time the ball joint is to small again. The people at autozone went through all the ball joints with that part number and used a calaper to mesure them and found that the sizes are not consistant. This is becoming a major hassle. I have gone through 9 different ball joints and all of them are to small. They are I have tried ball joints from all different manufactors none of them are working. This what should have been an hour repay job has now turned into a 3 day pain in the neck. Please someone help me find some sanity.

Aeguy156 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-30-2010
Apprentice
V6 Member
 
fordboy 3.8's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Louisville
Posts: 144
 
I dont wan't to bash autozone but just a little advice i wouldnt go there for any suspension parts, while they do have decent prices you'll be much better off by going to a napa or bumber to bumber if one is in your area and get a moog part they are alot better quality but as for the varieness in size ive never heard of anything such as that

fordboy 3.8 is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-30-2010
GT Member
V6 Member
 
Shine1Stang's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: Paducah
Posts: 1,457
 
Send a message via AIM to Shine1Stang
moog part number is k8749
Oreilly auto parts in your area should carry it.

97 Mustang Forged 4.3l
600hp and 10 sec member
Turbolag- the brief moment you think your winning
First and only 3.8L V6 Mustang over 600RWHP
Fastest Single Port V6 Mustang w a Ported Stock Upper Intake
Shine1Stang is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-03-2010
Rookie
V6 Member
 
mercman86's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Tinley Park
Posts: 33
 
Ran into the same problem with auto zone tie rod ends for a caddilac. Went back 3 times and they were all the wrong ones! Definately go with moog. Bumper to bumper carries moog too.

Alex
2012 Mustang V6 Race Red
1966 Ranchero
2004 F-150
2011 Escape
mercman86 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Closed Thread

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Mustang Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a VALID email address for yourself, otherwise you will not receive the necessary confirmation email needed to confirm, validate and activate your new AFM member account.

Failure to provide a VALID email address, will result in the cancellation of your new AFM member account registration.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1