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Old 07-30-14, 04:47 PM   #391
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This is the oldest and highest mileage car I have every owned. But love it... Anyways I just ordered lower ball joints. Should I do the tie rods also?
May as well since you'll have the LBJ off anyway.
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Old 07-31-14, 09:23 AM   #392
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Gotta say thanks. Adding to list of priority items to check / replace on my new GS.
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Old 08-04-14, 05:25 PM   #393
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is it hard to replace the ball joints? im picking one up tomorrow
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Old 08-04-14, 09:23 PM   #394
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Not that hard, just got to have the right tools. Maybe the link below will help. btw, why are you replacing only one. I'd do them both. If one is bad, the other one probably isn't far behind.

http://autodiyonline.com/lexus-diys/...placement-diy/
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Old 09-14-14, 07:57 AM   #395
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In the beginning of this thread I been reading that the LBJ from Sewell were going for about $60 per side. I am looking at their prices now, $98 each. Is this the correct part 43340- 39415? the whole ball joint assembly correct, whats up with the price increase?
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Old 09-14-14, 12:03 PM   #396
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Thanks, now i know.
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Old 09-16-14, 10:02 AM   #397
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The same thing happened to my husband and I a few weeks ago and we thought the noise was the left upper control arm so we ordered it and then this happens and it looked the same as your wheel luckily we were pulling out of the parking space at the movie theater, embarrassing but safe. My husband replaced the ball joint in our driveway in a couple of hours and he is no mechanic and the car is running fine, I even took it to Firestone after he was done and got the Fall Care Inspection and everything checked out accept I learned that I had no mounting bolts on my rear struts??????????

Is there a such thing as just buying the bolts instead of the whole mounting kit?
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Old 09-16-14, 10:47 AM   #398
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you can pick up the bolts at any Autozone or any parts store . the rears should be the same as the fronts .
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Old 10-07-14, 12:20 AM   #399
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I too had to get the left and right ball joints changed out.
It was making a creeking / rusted part sound when turning the steering wheel left or right.
Lucky i was able to drive to repair show today to get it fix. It started happening to the car couple of days ago. And the noise got obvious by yesterday.

I have 135K mi. on the car now. Its 1999 GS400. It is lowered also.

Thanks to this thread, alot of people can read about this and really know and be prepare for it when it happens to their car.

Again, great post for those who own one of these cars.
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Old 10-07-14, 07:30 AM   #400
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In the beginning of this thread I been reading that the LBJ from Sewell were going for about $60 per side. I am looking at their prices now, $98 each. Is this the correct part 43340- 39415? the whole ball joint assembly correct, whats up with the price increase?
That's the online price. The Club's discount price is $66. I don't think you were signed in when viewing the site.
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Old 10-16-14, 10:16 PM   #401
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I need parts for my 2gs myself. Was in an accident where a chick pulled out in front of me at 2am giving not enough time to react and now I need a front bumper, driver side fender, and a hood. If u guys know anybody parting out one PLEASE let me know ASAP! I have a 2003 GS430 and I've been thinking about just doing after market kits but don't want fiberglass(Duraflex was one I was looking at til I saw bad reviews) I want polyurethane. I'm new here so my interactions are limited. Thanks and hate to see a GS like that. cashusclaync@yahoo.com
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Old 06-28-16, 11:56 AM   #402
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I've had them replaced a while back, how often should I replace them? I hear a loud pop everyone once in a while when turning all the way but doesn't sound like ball joint, sounds more like tie rod
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