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I am having suspension/ball joint issues with my 1995 Lincoln Town Car. I have done some research on pricing but just learnt there is both an upper and lower ball joint to this vehicle, by chance can you help me decifer between the two? The ball joint makes a squeeking noise everytime I turn the wheel to the right or left. It is also causing steering issues when I drive the vehicle. I was told by a guy at the Ford dealership this is the beginning issue before the problem gets worse and causes my tire/rim to snap off. I have seen this happen to other vehicles before, but could my issue turn into such catastrophe? If you could please let me know the difference between the two I would greatly appreciate it. From that point I will know what to do, and what parts I will need to purchase in order to do this DIY project. Thank you so much for your time and consideration. I appreciate all that you can assist with. -William Wilson IV

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Yes it can be dangerous. I had one come off in the drive way and it only had 50,000 miles on it. Ball joints are difficult to do unless you have the right tools and experience. There are a lot of cheap aftermarket parts out there so be careful which parts you get.. Moog seems to be the best.

Bad alignment can really wear out you tires quick to, so I would get it fixed in short order.

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