How can brand new ball joints be bad?
When I did my subframe I replaced both upper and lower ball joints. I bought all of the components at Auto Zone. I took the car to get aligned this a.m. and the guy showed me the play in the joints. It was sick! I can't understand how the components right off of the shelf were bad but there was a ton of slop in the wheels in all directions. Did I just get ripped off. I doubt it as the guy went nuts over my car and is selling me replacements installed for about what it cost to buy them. I am always leary that I am getting the shaft. I would have been really suspicious if I had not seen it with my own eyes. (he let me hang in the bay and we were talking about restos) The only other person that touched the joints was the machine shop that pressed them in. I trust that my machine shop (of which the owner and I have become fishing buddies) knew what they were doing. I still don't get it???
Any explanation welcome.
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