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Old 06-24-2012, 07:47 PM   #1
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Last night i replaced my CV axle boot. The bolt that held the lower ball joint in wouldnt get tight. Im like ok, ill get one in the morning. I lowered the car back on the wheels to push it back into the garage and the the LCA ball joint came loose. There fore the wheel pushed back toward the front door and I jacked it up as quick as i could to take the stress off the axle and other things. I looked at it this morning and didnt see any damage. I put a new bolt and nut in and took it for a drive and it felt fine. I need to get an alignment anyways but I just wanted to ask you if just sitting that way for 2-3 minutes did any damage.

the cvjoint went back into the housing and the boot didnt tear. I did notice the lower ball joint boot tore but I RTVed it for now


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thanks guys..

atleast i just moved it 5 ft like that..

it did scare the crap out of me.. but it seems fine
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i know its ok..just paranoid
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