Excuse my lack of knowledge in this area but I have always thought of 'ball joints' as being the old reference to the joints which were on the upper and lower side of the wheel suspension. Unfortunately, Ford must thought there was a 'better way' by changing to cylindrical shape 'swivel joints (without any means of lubricating.) Yes, at 375K miles I have to wonder how those un-lubricated joints might be doing. Should I be worried? Would appreciate a reply. Also, and In my opinion only, the origional front pads were poor quality and the rotors were of poor quality as well . Had the rotors turned once and they warped again. Replaced with AutoZone at 85 K and since no problems with warped rotors for 300K miles
I'm probably using the wrong term when I say tie rod 'joints' because I'm like 68 yrs and while I was growing up the places that needed to be greased were called 'joints.'
Also, back in those days the U-joints (did I get that nomenclature wrong as well?) had grease fittings until GM decided to put screw plugs in place of the grease fittings.
So, please tell me because I want to learn, what is the proper name for the swivel sections on the tie rod? Thanks.
Per you description , yes there are two tie rod ends that connect to each of the two wheels. In addition there is a tie center member with a 'joint or whatever you want to call it' that connects the tie rod ends to the center member of the tie rod assembly. the item is called a idler arm I believe. And then there is the 'joint' that connects the steering sector arm to the tie rod.
Call it all whatever you want but it still swivel joints in the tie rod assembly.
I'm not short but the company needs money to survive and the initial loan seems to have helped get them a better position in as far as potential profits. Now that the stock seems to be gaining strength $$ wise I sense that maybe a new plan may be forth coming to raise more capital. JMO
It was just OK when I bought it but now it has just become an entire POS. The only thing holding it together is replacement parts from Oriellys and Autozone.
First failure was the front brake pads at 16K miles, Bendix pads lasted 52K miles. Then the tie rod joints went bad at 64K and the replacement ones that can be greased are still there at 375,000 miles.
It been all downhill from there... Ford builds trucks for the looks and not to be durable. Ford paint jobs suck big-time and forever will.
When you look to buy a truck, Do some reviews and don't just go look at how nice the vehicle might look unless you plan on a lease deal versus a purchase.
Probably $10.00 - $9.50 before it's all over then a really long road back to $12. Any negative financial news and this could end 20% down in one day.
I was tempted to buy more but I will set a 'lo-ball' bid for Tuesday open and I think we get back to 14 next week.
Wow... Tremendous PPS gain on the upgrade. I can't frigin believe it finally happened... A whole 2 cents added to the pps. This stock is like 'On fire.'
I have no idea but I do hope it's positive. I haven't held this stock since I sold it for $28 or so a share a long time ago. I used to be a frequent trader of SGY then got greedy and went for other oil related stocks that paid a divy. Just like many I have lost quite a bit in energy. I have an small initial entry here just today at $10 so I will watch and will hopefully add on the way up.