Okay thanks for that, I've been driving it to and from work since Wednesday 7 miles each way... I'll get a ride from my dad till I fix it.
This morning I took it to my local firestone, a mechanic there said I was missing these open rings with holes on the ends on my ball joints. He told me they go on the bottom of the ball joint and hold it in place there so that it doesn't pop up?
They weren't on the ones that I pulled off of there so I assumed that they didn't go with it and I just put them to the side. Has anyone here replace ball joints and put these open rings on there?
Still holding on to the chance I didn't royally mess up my car...