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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

Post by Miltown » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:46 am

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

Post by abscate » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:08 pm

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

Post by Miltown » Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:58 pm

That’s what they are doing .
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Re: 1998 V&) AWD what would cause control arm ball joint to keep failing

Post by scot850 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:07 pm

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

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

Post by Miltown » Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:52 pm

How about TRW ?

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

Post by misha » Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:15 pm

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

Post by Miltown » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:08 am

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

Post by misha » 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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Re: 1998 V70 AWD what would cause control arm ball joint to keep failing

Post by Miltown » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:26 am

Cool that’s interesting .
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Re: 1998 V70 AWD what would cause control arm ball joint to keep failing

Post by BEJinFbk » Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:51 pm

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.
AWD?
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