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1998 V70 AWD what would cause control arm ball joint to keep failing

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1998 V70 AWD what would cause control arm ball joint to keep failing

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I have a 1998 V70 and the front ball joints on the control arms keep failing. Is it cheap part or can I have some sort of underlying issue ?

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Re: 1998 V&) AWD what would cause control arm ball joint to keep failing

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If you arent using Lemforders or OEM for the control arms/ball joints, they will fail each year.
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That’s what they are doing .
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Re: 1998 V&) AWD what would cause control arm ball joint to keep failing

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I had a set of aftermarket control arms fail in less than 6 months. Since then OEM or Lemforder only.

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How about TRW ?

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Re: 1998 V&) AWD what would cause control arm ball joint to keep failing

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TRW is good,Moog (Federal Mogul),Febi,Meyle HD(not regular Meyle).
Lemfoder is the best since it's OEM...all others from above are following.
Just stay away from ProParts Sweden!
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I think ProParts Sweden 1st Ha , then TRW.
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Re: 1998 V70 AWD what would cause control arm ball joint to keep failing

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Trw and other brands i mentioned in previous post should last for a while.
If your control arms have just bushings failed...they are replaceable and they are pretty cheap.
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Cool that’s interesting .
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Re: 1998 V70 AWD what would cause control arm ball joint to keep failing

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misha wrote: Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:59 am Trw and other brands i mentioned in previous post should last for a while.
If your control arms have just bushings failed...they are replaceable and they are pretty cheap.
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