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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Ball Joint (Rear)
Common signs include clunking noises and tire wear in the rear. You might also start steering to the right or left unintentionally.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Ball Joint (Front)
Common signs include clunking noises and excessive vibration from the front, and you may start steering to the right or left unintentionally.
How to Use a Ball Joint Press
Ball joints support a hub that connects car tires with the wheel assembly. A ball joint press installs and removes ball joints from the socket.
How Long Does a Ball Joint Front Last?
Ball joints are an essential part of your car’s suspension. They connect...
What Components of the Suspension or Steering Systems Are Prone to Fail?
In automotive usage, the term "suspension" refers to all of the parts that connect the vehicle to the road. Every car, truck, and utility vehicle has a suspension that is designed to do...
How Often Should the Steering System Be Inspected?
It’s usually better to fix an automotive problem early than to wait until it causes more damage or even an accident. And that general principle applies to the steering system. Luckily, periodic inspection and...
How Long Does a Ball Joint Rear Last?
Common signs include clunking noises and tire wear in the rear, and you may start steering to the right or left unintentionally.
How to Check Suspension Ball Joints
Ball joints are a suspension component that is found...
How to Check a Front End Assembly
If you have worn out components on your...
5 Essential Things to Know About Hitches, Balls, and Mounts
You may not realize it, but small cars are capable of towing up to 2,000 pounds safely, with full size trucks, vans and SUVs offering the ability to tow up to 10,000 pounds. There are a variety of...
How to Buy Good Quality Ball Joints
Even though the name sounds small, the function is big. Ball joints help support your car’s weight by serving as a connection and pivot point between the suspension and your tires. In today’s cars...

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I have a 94 RAM b250 van,the driver side is making a loud clunking noise when turning or driving.upon inspection,the knuckle assem
Worn ball joints and tie rod ends could account for the noise. If you have CV axles in the front, failure of the outboard CV joint would cause similar noise. To have those suspension components inspected, and replaced as needed,...
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I have a 2006 Dodge Charger Daytona. I was told I need new ball joints. Along with that the mechanic said it requires new control
The ball joints for the lower arm on your model are vended separately so you do not have to buy the lower control arm with the joint already installed. The reason they want you to change the entire arm is...
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Ball Joints / Suspension parts may be damaged.
The best thing to do is put the vehicle on jack stands and remove the tires to the suspension that is to be damaged. Then check the ball joints, control arm bushings, and the control arms and see if there...
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replacing cv axle
Hello. On your particular vehicle you just have to replace the axle. Disconnecting things such as the tie rod and ball joint will make it easier to get the axle out of the way but it's really a to each...
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Do ball joints that are sealed come pre greased since there's no way of greaseing them
Sealed ball joints that do not have a grease fitting are lubed for life and are not serviceable and you cannot lube them. These type of joints are greased from the factory and sealed.
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Replacing lower right ball joint 1994 Chevrolet Corvette
Hi there - it CAN be done without removing the shock, and removing the lower control arm from the chassis, but it's tough. The old ball joint has to be pressed out, and the new one pressed back in. Tough...
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My mechanic tells me they have to remove the knuckle to replace the front Lower ball joint. What is y'alls understanding?
The steering knuckle is also called steering spindle. This is the steering par that connects the strut and lower ball joint and the steering ball joint so you can steer the vehicle. On some applications the entire steering knuckle needs...
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Does the 2002 lexus gs300 have upper and lower ball joints?
Hi there. There is only an upper ball joint on the 2002 Lexus GS300. The bottom portion of the knuckle to the wheel hub is attached to a frame member with a pressure bolt and bushing and fitted with a...
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Replace the front wheel bearings. Can I remove the bearing assembly without having to detach the lower ball joint?
The wheel hub assembly can come off with taking off the three bolts that secure it to the knuckle on the vehicle. You do not need to remove the lower ball joint to remove the wheel hub assembly. If you...
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What car parts to buy (suspension)?
The exact part numbers will depend on your year, make and model. The optimal repair strategy will depend on the age of the existing components. In particular, for some vehicles it is possible to just replace the rubber dust covers...
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Was driving to work haerd pop pulled over rear tire driver side was sideways somthing snapped (not a flat ) can't drive it .
Looking at the diagram for your vehicle, it looks like it could be a ball joint and/or control arm failure but that is a speculative diagnosis until the vehicle is actually examined in person. Failures of that sort are repairable...
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When replacing upper ball joints can you just purchase the instaed of whole control arm
I checked multiple aftermarket catalogs, the Dodge OEM catalog and even E-Bay for possible gray market junk but I can find no listings for separate upper ball joints to install in the upper control arm for your vehicle. For some...
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control arms & ball joints
Control arms and ball joints are stout structural components on a vehicle and it would be exceptionally unusual to replace them on a 3 or 4 year old car unless the car was operated in highly unusual (severe) conditions, was...
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Are 96 2 door tahoe ball joints bolt on or push in?
The upper are bolt on. For the lower, both riveted and press fit styles were used. The riveted joints can be replaced with the available aftermarket bolt on ball joints. There were many different versions (different dimensions/attachment styles) of the...
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Worn ball joints causing excessive tire ware.
There really is no rule of thumb on how long ball joints will last, there are just too many factors that go into the wear of them. The design of the system, the driving conditions, how much heavy hauling/towing is...
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On my 2000 ford explorer do i need to replace the ball joints and the control arms or can i just replace the ball joints
The lower ball joints on this vehicle can be replaced individually. The upper ball joint is usually included with the control arm but, depending on your VIN, the upper joint is available separately as well. You should examine the bushings...
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When I drive over 35 mph and go through pot holes or bumps on the ground, my truck makes this crazy clunking noise like the wheels gonna come off.
Check all of the suspension, the suspension bushings, the ball joints on the front of the vehicle. A loose suspension control arm, worn or damaged control arm bushing, or a loose or worn ball joint on the upper or lower...
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pressing balljoints in/out on 07 tundra
The upper ball joint is part of the control arm and only replaced with the control arm.
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Do you need a Taurus/sable specialty press set to change the ball joints on a 97 continental front wheel drive? 1997 Lincoln Continental
Hello - a standard ball joint press set is adequate as long as it has the correct diameter for the Lincoln ball joints. Most auto shops will loan/rent ball joint press tools to you for free/cheap if you wish to...
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What should I replace before getting front end aligned? 2006 Toyota Corolla 140k miles.
Hi there. Before having an alignment performed on your car, check the ball joints, control arm bushings, and the tie rod ends. These items will cause the tires to wander around wearing out the tread fast. If your tires have...

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