Originally Posted by zlieberman
I'm surprised no one has mentioned that just because there is grease on the joints doesn't mean that it is bad. This is just an indication that who ever has been greasing these joints as been careless and doesn't wipe it off after the old grease is pushed out. You have to actually feel the joints to see if they are loose.
so i wiped off all the excess grease today as best i could. what type of movement exactly am i looking for to determine if something is bad? i grabbed onto the drag link rod towards the center and firmly twisted it, and there was some movement. not sure once again if this is normal or an issue.
on a good note, i checked the track bar and it seems nice and firm.
the other thing i noticed is that the tie rod ends on the ends of the drag link seem to be somewhat compressed. once again, not sure if its normal or bad.
if anyone has pics of what everything should look like, that would help.