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    Cheap Plastic Car
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    Rostra Cruise Control Kit - Part # 250-9633

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    175/65-14 82T Falken Sincera SN250 AS All-Season (80k mile warranty)

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    Glad to hear you got it figured out.


    Custom Mirage products: Cruise control kit, Glove box light, MAF sensor housing, Rear sway bar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daox View Post
    Glad to hear you got it figured out.
    I'm just hoping I don't kill my transmission by running it on too low of an oil level. I still can't believe I poured a whole quart of oil in it and it never overflowed.

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    Ha! It's always something simple.

    Also, that control arm may be fine. In some grease-able ball joints, tie rods, ect there is a grease relief hole so you don't overfill and tear the boot.

    It's probably too late to tell you this but most autoparts stores sell universal polyurethane boots (I know at-least Autozone does) that you can use to replace your existing boot on your existing ball joint, then grease it with a needle grease fitting. (You just poke a small hole in the boot.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tytotheler92 View Post
    It's probably too late to tell you this but most autoparts stores sell universal polyurethane boots (I know at-least Autozone does) that you can use to replace your existing boot on your existing ball joint, then grease it with a needle grease fitting. (You just poke a small hole in the boot.)
    I went shopping for boots last week. My local Autozone doesn't stock universal boots anymore. To my surprise, my local NAPA didn't have any either. I ended up getting a set at O'reilly.

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    Glad you got it figured out. How'd you wreck the ball joint boot, pickle fork? I just whack the side of the spindle with a big f'n hammer then pry down on the control arm with a 4' pry bar. Works with tie rod ends too, hit the edge of the spindle not the joint and they pop right off. I've never had a problem doing it this way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    Glad you got it figured out. How'd you wreck the ball joint boot, pickle fork? I just whack the side of the spindle with a big f'n hammer then pry down on the control arm with a 4' pry bar. Works with tie rod ends too, hit the edge of the spindle not the joint and they pop right off. I've never had a problem doing it this way.
    Yep. My pickle fork tore that boot to pieces. I ended up buying a special tool to pop the stud out of the hub. It cost me $20 at harbor freight and I'll never mess up another boot.

    Mine ball joint had a lot of pressure on that stud. It sounded like a gun went off when it finally broke free.

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    219,296 miles

    Got tires rotated, replaced windshield wipers and added a Techron treatment to the tank.

    I haven't heard any grinding noises or rattles either. The noise issue seems to be fixed.

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    Getting my free oil change.

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    Thanks Steve,

    Im really glad you are making such a well documented history of posts on this forum. Its really going to help out alot of people and knowing what to expect down the road. Please keep the updates coming and Im glad you got the noise sorted out.


    2015 Mirage DE 5 speed Manual (no bluetooth) nickname: "Agile Grey Rat"

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 44.9 mpg (US) ... 19.1 km/L ... 5.2 L/100 km ... 53.9 mpg (Imp)


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