Rusty suprise 2009 dodge with a bit of a problem…

Rusty suprise 2009 dodge with a bit of a problem…


welcome to crates before us repair today we are going over this Dodge Avenger I believe it’s an Avenger we have an axle that has popped out because the ball joint has come out of its socket on the steering knuckle so we’re going to go ahead and go over how to address this issue if this issue ever arises for you this is kind of an interesting one the damage on this particular vehicle is definitely minimal compared to most when this situation happens so let’s go ahead and get started [Music] all right so as you can see this car has a serious issue going on this axle here is flopped all the way out the ball joint here is coming out now normally when this situation happens this ball joint itself is actually popped out of the socket but this particular one has not popped out of the socket it’s actually come out of the joint on the steering knuckle and I’ll bring you guys a little bit closer to see that quick all right so you can see the bolt there it’s it’s looks like it’s almost a little bit loose now if you can see that gap but the bolt is still in place which is a little disturbing to me it means that either the bolts worn out or the ball joint is worn out on a little spot there’s like a little groove machined in here and maybe that machine’s worn out in spots so I was able to slip past this bolt that bolts normally sits in that machined groove when it comes through here so it should not be able to fall out but obviously ahead so the situation’s obviously a bad deal but it could have been much worse now it has bent the sway bar link quite a bit as you can see the thing looks like a pretty ridiculous banana going on there so we’re gonna have to address that and then as far as the axle goes I would have been able to put that back in its socket had it not done what it did but as you can see this thing these are supposed to have these little balls on the end of them a kind of a ball and socket type of deal and all of them are missing so they flew out when this situation happened thus I’m gonna be unable to actually put this back in in a useful fashion so I’m gonna go ahead and slide it in there anyway at some point and I’m gonna go ahead and show you guys how I can get this thing in the garage here but first I’m gonna have to lift it up in order to do so so I’m gonna go ahead and ask for word through this little section so you can see kind of a quick glimpse of me jacking the car up like that oh boy alright well we certainly have to address a little concern here I started lower in the jack I’m actually gonna go ahead and Jack this up a little bit quick but I started lower in the Jack and I have a serious issue it was crunching where I put the jack stands now where I put the jack stands is actually on the subframe or cane member of the vehicle some people call it the Kate Kate frame k-member or whatever but it’s basically the subframe of this particular chassis what happened was the thing started to collapse it’s rotted out very badly so I’m gonna take you guys down there we’re gonna take a look at it I’m gonna show you what I’m up against if you run across a scenario I’ll show you how to address it as well but at this point I can’t even do anything with the suspension until I address finding a better place to put the jack stands so we’re gonna take a look underneath after I jack it up a little bit more and go from there okay so you can see the frame here is quite rotted out I mean there is nothing left of that thing in fact this car is pretty much unsafe and if I move over to here you can see that’s where it bolts up to the the body but surprisingly the body is actually in pretty good shape you see this little bolt hole right there right in the center of the screen that that bolter that that’s support there that’s actually a main support for the steering rack and both of them there’s one over there as well I don’t know how well you can see that but it’s obviously not supported well at all so this car is literally unsafe for the road in its current condition and this is absolutely gonna need to be addressed here’s the other support where goes into the body but look at the body the body is in great shape it’s kind of interesting to see that the body is in such great shape now this is the pinch weld of the car and it’s actually not too bad but it is a little rusty there’s a rotted spot right there that would definitely poke through if I poked it hard enough but this is an issue I have to do something about you can see where my jack stand was and where it just pushed right through here oh my gosh look at that that thing is just horrible holy crap this car is completely junk I’m gonna have to get him a new frame but I’m still gonna go ahead and address getting the thing so I can move the car because obviously I can’t leave it in my driveway in the way I won’t be able to get any work done like that so I’m gonna go ahead and get that address now as far as when the jack stands in a different location since the body is in really good shape right here yet this support rail is actually a main support rail and this is very strong so I’m gonna go ahead and put the jack stands under here for now that way I can go ahead and still do what I need to do on the other side of the car and just to give you guys a good idea of how messed up that thing has done that tire situation you can see that tire is turned to the right like if the car were cranked all the way to the right well you look at this tire this one’s cranked all the way to the left so obviously that situation really messes up it makes the car go into a dead stop and in it’s not even at all remotely movable at this point so I’m gonna go ahead straighten the wheel out and get those jack stands in a better position and you guys we’ll be right back okay so as you can see I am holding something in my hands here nasty greasy oily these are rollers these are actually the rollers that go in the CV axle but it’s only two of them I don’t think I saw a third one I don’t think I saw one in there off to take a look I think I only have two of them he must have threw them on the passenger side there just because he saw him laying on the ground I’ll be using these actually I won’t be cleaning up or messing around with them much all I’m gonna do is slide them in there so I can slide the excellent that way the car can move at least under its own power because without these it most likely would just slip inside the joint there and not be able to move technically so I’m gonna go ahead and throw these in there once I get to that point but first thing we have to do is let’s pull the wheel off because obviously it’s kind of in the way and it’s awfully floppy right now and with that okay so I straightened out the wheel this is way of our Lincoln way that’s just impressively bent but I need to take and address this CV axle now now one thing that when something like this happens if it happens at highway speed it’s gonna be a horrible deal this tire is gonna come smashing into here and cause catastrophic damage they don’t end up ripping up the fender and damaging things really bad now this seam here actually looks pretty good it’s not crushed against the door to where the door is gonna bind but it did get hit a little bit I can see this part is caved in some so it did hit this just not hard enough to cause serious damage alright so the first thing I need to do here is I take the CV axle I’m gonna pull this bellows back I’m gonna take a quick peek and wipe with a cloth just to get a general idea here what I’m going against there is no third roller in there so I’m gonna go ahead and set these two in place and I don’t see a third roller and the other half of the CV axle in there so all I want to do right now is just get it so I can move this thing cuz right now I can’t even move the car as it sits obviously it won’t go anywhere I mean I could just drag it with a winch but what’s the point of that I want to outta my way not in my way in the garage and the winch is actually located in the garage mounted by the wall so I won’t be doing that at first step since the ball joint and ball-and-socket is not popped out I’ll explain that in a minute too but since it’s not popped out I’m just going to go ahead and throw this in there okay so I was trying to push this thing in there and I ended up binding against the controller I’m pretty bad so I got this little s hook thing I’ll try and find it and throw a link in the description below but we’re gonna slide that in there that goes around the control arm then I can take this pry bar no I’m gonna take my leg rest it on there that way it keeps the control arm out of my way and I can work on this axle again turning the wheel again I call you the steering wheel walk is not engaging okay so I got it started in the hole and I actually see what happened so that bolt that was in there it rotted away and I’m gonna pull the head of the bolts out in a minute but I should be able to push that joint that that part of the ball joint back into the steering knuckle because it’s it’s rotted away and it’s gone it’s just missing from the area and that’s why it was able to fall out in the first place which kind of makes sense considering the subframe is so rotted away on this car so I’m gonna go grab a hammer click okay that’s in there okay so here is the bolt that I pulled out it’s actually a fairly heavy-duty bolt you can see it actually broke off so I’m like what I thought I thought that maybe I just rotted away but it actually looks like somebody maybe over tighten it rip the bolt nail wreck the bolt and then it broke one half of it fell out this part stayed in there rusted in there and then yeah the control arm meet your ball joint eventually fell out because there’s no bolt to help support things so with that the ball drain itself if the socket had come out of the ball joint there is one thing you can do to make the vehicle movable but you won’t want to turn it very far let’s use a mechanic’s wire just to hold it together so you can move it into your shop or move it around so now at this point I could start moving it because that will hold itself in there but I’m gonna go ahead and grab a new bolt just a crappy bolt throw it in throw the wheel back on and contacted the customer on that particular vehicle and it turns out he decided to scrap the vehicle because of the subframe deal the situation is really out it’s very hard to find those this particular cradle on the car and so I was not actually able to find one without calling the junkyards now normally I can just look up a place called car – part.com I’ll go ahead and throw a link in the description below so if you guys ever need parts for your car such as sub frames or steering knuckles or things like that that you can’t really get at a parts store car – part comm is your best friend for finding those parts what it is is it’s a website that goes to all the junkyards in in the whole US basically they link up to this place and they say this is what we have available and it goes through their inventory and that that way you can find the parts this thing didn’t show up anything available at least not for that specific year so it’s a 2009 so what I did is I contacted customer and you know I’m just letting them know here’s the situation and he’s gonna end up scrap but I’m pretty confident he’s gonna have scrapped in the car just because we can’t find the part and the car is really not worth much considering the circumstances how much he’s gonna have to spend he’s kind of low budget he doesn’t have the money to pour into a frame especially something that’s hard to find one that’s not rotted away like it is and so with the the subframe situation it’s probably gonna be like either I have to build a custom subframe the steering rack I can literally feel as I’m doing this with the steering wheel the the rack movie and I cannot only feel it moving but you can hear – a thumps really loud sounds horrible absolutely horrible so that thing is moving inside that cradle it’s very very bad news completely unsafe to drive a car like that and with that like share subscribe and as always I hope to see on the next video and thanks for watching


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