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 Post subject: so I was driving my '96 Grand Prix home today at about 70mph
PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:09 pm 
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when I noticed a slight vibration in the steering wheel and thought, "huh, wonder if I have a tire going bad......?".

I made it home, turned into my drive and my $250 hoopty would go no further :lol: !

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a ball joint fell apart which then caused the CV shaft to pull out of the tranny.

I've already picked up the replacement ball joint ($19.95) and am planning on installing it tomorrow :lol: !

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A SLIGHT vibration?? :shock:

So on the balljoint much have gone earlier in the journey but it was just the CV joint holding the suspension together, and when you did the sharp turn into your driveway the CV joint finally called it a day?

Wow...you're lucky there wasn't more damage!

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He's lucky he didn't die :shock:

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...You forsook a Z for a Pontiac, and now both of them apparently want to kill you.

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Good thing you weren't on the highway :o

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:40 am 
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Dachshund wrote:
...You forsook a Z for a Pontiac, and now both of them apparently want to kill you.


so which one of these guys should I try and appease :? ?

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baron von chickenpants wrote:
Dachshund wrote:
...You forsook a Z for a Pontiac, and now both of them apparently want to kill you.


so which one of these guys should I try and appease :? ?

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if a ball joint gave out while you were driving the z, I say it would not have turned out (no pun intended) NEAR as good :cry: :tu:

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That´s why we have a very strict annual road-safety-inspection! The tires wouldn´t be legal anymore too.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:29 pm 
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That´s why we have a very strict annual road-safety-inspection! The tires wouldn´t be legal anymore too.


yeah but aren't you guys pretty limited by your government as far as mods to your cars?

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Wow, have you never checked your balljoints? Checking the front end is like the very first thing I do when I buy a car, especially a $250 car, lol. And yes, those tires look done for as well, lol.

Glad you made it home okay!!!!

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Mods are almost not allowed here, that´s the downside. :cry:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:24 pm 
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Wow, have you never checked your balljoints? Checking the front end is like the very first thing I do when I buy a car, especially a $250 car, lol. And yes, those tires look done for as well, lol.

Glad you made it home okay!!!!


thanks but I'm tellin' ya these tires gotta another 50k in 'em :lol: !

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