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    On a 1st gen Explorer, 4WD, a) is there such thing as an "elbow joint"? and b) if it exists, does it go out?

    I've been listening to my roommate bitch about paying for all this stuff, and this one caught me off gaurd. I know nothing about Ford trucks past '88 except fullsize 2WD.
    The former Remy-Z

    "Remy-Z, you've outdone yourself again, I thought a Mirada was the icing on the cake of rodding, but this Imperial is the spread of little 99-cent candy letters spelling out "EAT ME" on top of that cake."

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    Im a ford tech , and have never heard that, but it could be a local name for something. when I was in the western side of the state ,everyone said "inner tie rod end", and here on the east, they say" spindle rod". exact same part.
    Reading , Pa
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      CV joint perhaps? My friend calls them elbow joints for whatever reason.

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        1st gen. Explorers had u-joints in the front axle shafts, no CV joints. Not sure what an elbow joint is, never been asked for that in almost 25 years in the parts business. ???


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        Ed N.
        Ed Nicholson - Caledon Ontario - a bit NW of Toronto
        07 Mustang GT with some stuff
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          Posibly ball joints?

          Very common in all Fords especially older ones to fail.

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            1st gen. Explorers had u-joints in the front axle shafts, no CV joints. Not sure what an elbow joint is, never been asked for that in almost 25 years in the parts business. ???


            cheers
            Ed N.
            man you guys are quick.
            Reading , Pa
            Good Guys rodders rep.
            "putting the seat down is women's work" Archie Bunker.
            Ban low performance drivers not high performance cars .

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              i know i know

              ITS A FORD


              no offense to you ford lovers!

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              • #8

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                hey at least its just the front end ;D

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                  You think they were talking about radius arm bushings?

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                  • #10

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                    iam thinking a tie-rod

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                      Honestly, I'm not sure myself. Remember, I haven't seen this vehicle since we put the cars in the storage lot before leaving. I do know that the ball joints are shot and he's way past due for a brakejob, but he's also nowhere near a car guy, and won't let me work on it. He went to the Firestone dealer on Fort Lewis, they gave him a number that scared me. Methinks that the dealer saw "sucker" the moment he walked in the door.
                      The former Remy-Z

                      "Remy-Z, you've outdone yourself again, I thought a Mirada was the icing on the cake of rodding, but this Imperial is the spread of little 99-cent candy letters spelling out "EAT ME" on top of that cake."

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                        im thinking radius arm bushings

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                          How about we work this from the other end. What is the problem he's having with it? To me it sounds like they could be talking about either the u-joints or the ball joints. What was going on in the front end that made him take it there?
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                            He's at another base for a couple of days, so I may not have everything. What I do know is ball joints at both ends need to be replaced, there is excessive play in the steering and it's way overdue for a brake job. Add what looks like a 3.5" lift to the equation, 31" tires.
                            The former Remy-Z

                            "Remy-Z, you've outdone yourself again, I thought a Mirada was the icing on the cake of rodding, but this Imperial is the spread of little 99-cent candy letters spelling out "EAT ME" on top of that cake."

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                              Did they try to sell him new muffler bearings at the same time?

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