- Nov 19, 2011
The overwhelming mantra with DSM is maintenance first mods second. Given your latest balljoint issues I would suggest going over the car thoroughly. You've already stated you have some rust, now a failed balljoint. These cars will bite you hard if you don't do the maintenance. belts, all hoses (8 total if I recall), fluids and check all wear items, suspension, ujoints, wheel bearings brakes. On a car this old it would be a good idea to get a thorough inspection. If somebody told you balljoints were good and you experienced what you did don't go back to that mechanic anymore.