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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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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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Thanks, now i know.
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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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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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