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Both ball joints need replacing

Could I have damaged the ball joints when I was stuck in the snow? One needed to be replaced a couple of years ago, just due to normal wear, but shouldn't they last longer? I have a 2002 Lincoln LS, it's rear wheel drive and ATS. I got unstuck by driving forward and back, sort of rocking to get a few feet to the cleared road.

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  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    I also replaced the right ball joint a few years ago in my Lincoln ls. Very frustrating that they do not last like they used to for the price of this car. It's a shame!

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Just normal wear, i am like you, they should last longer, and some do, and others don't, thats the nature of the beast. back in the day, they put grease serts in so you could grease them, and very seldom they went out. you did not do any damage to them from the snow or by rocking back and forth. hope this shead some light on your delima. OLD SCHOOL.

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