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Ball joints on 1998 taurus

Done them on chevys never on fords. didnt evan take tire off yet. load squeking when turning left only. so is it hard. not car stupid just stoped working on them after bad street racing accident when younger. time 2
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This job is VERY HARD and time consuming... don't expect to be done in one day... (rookie) My dad and I did the front end on a Ford Escort 1980. pain in the ***.

Before ordering your ball joints....
check the actual rubber housing of the joints for tears.. (openings).. if NONE then check and make sure nothing from around the brake calipers is rubbing. My Kia Spectra has an obnoxious little metal flap that seems to shift over time... (husband's handy work of trying to change brakes one day made it loose.) So now they rub or kinda squeek...

Also make sure the brake pads/calipers are sitting properly.. if they're loose.. it also causes noises..

Lastly.. check that your tires aren't bottoming out on anything in the whell well or steering etc... turning too harshly can cause the wheel to bottom out against the inside sway bar and stuff...

Good luck

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