General Tech Help Good at troubleshooting? Have a non specific issue? Discuss general tech topics here...

Driver suspension way low

Old 06-27-2009, 03:34 AM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1
Cool Driver suspension way low

my upper and lower control arms went down. its an 01mountaineer 5.0 AWD the nut from the lower balljoint is now sitting on the inside of the rim. i wasnt driving when it happened but i had justreplaced the axel with a used one. lowerball joint and tie rod are new. is it the upper control arm? axel? an adjustment? and can i drive it slow just to move it? thanks Trish
Old 06-28-2009, 06:17 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: United States
Posts: 859

Don't drive it. You will do more damage. I don't think it will even want to move or turn without a lower lbj. And have a word with whoever put the axle in. A used axle at that. A new one is less than $100, even less after you return the core. You must have heard the front end making noise or not driving right for a while before this, no? If the parts are new than it was a VERY faulty install. You may have easily been killed if the ball joint gave out on the highway. Have a good mechanic put it back together for you. Replace anything that was damaged or in need. Good luck.
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Off Topic
04-25-2019 06:08 AM
Grand Marquis
09-24-2010 12:07 AM
New Member Area
12-14-2009 08:51 PM
Grand Marquis
08-03-2009 11:55 AM
09-15-2004 12:53 AM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Driver suspension way low

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.