Jump to content

Due to a hardware failure on the hosts systems, all posts and messages created between May 26th and Jan 13th have been lost. Additionally, if you joined the NPORA Forums community during that time, you'll need to re-register. -NPORA Mod Team *Updated: 05/19/2022 12:15AM PST

Squealing balljoint more dangerous than loose balljoint?


Recommended Posts

I have a very loud squealing coming from my front left balljoint.


The mechanic said that i shouldn't drive with it until it is replaced.


Is it true that it is more dangerous, because it can seize and snap off, than a loose balljoint.


And before I search the forum for info about balljoint, can I do that in my driveway, or do I need to to pay a mechanic 300$ to take care of it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You can do it in your driveway with hand tools. I have done them on an r50 before and it is actually fairly simple. You could probably still drive it just be careful...Do it yourself and save 300. If it were me I would do both sides at the same time, they usually fail around the same time.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

That's where I would start. Ball joints can be greased as long as there is a grease zerk on top of the ball joint or in the center. If you decide to replace the ball joints, it's worthwhile to install these grease zerks before installation and for future lubrication maintenance.


Like I indicated, having the entire front end greased or having a 'chassis lube' performed would be where I'd start. Then you'll have a base line for maintenance records and future reference.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Welcome to NPORA Forums


Please register to gain full access to the forum.

Make sure you read the Forum Guidelines and don't forget to post a new intro in the New People Start Here! section, to say hi too everyone.



  • Create New...