Q: 1996 tacoma lower balljoint bolt breakes after a month of placing a new one

asked by on

One month ago the nut broke from a lower balljoint. Driving about 30mph. Skid about 4 yards. I replaced both sides had it allined changed shocks. But a month later same drive side nut broke from balljoint. What can be the cause

My car has 400 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Excessive resistance in the front shock or strut or lower control arm bushings binding will cause the lower ball joint to fail and these components should be checked and replaced as needed.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. 1996 tacoma lower balljoint bolt breakes after a month of placing a new one

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Q: Control arm

Hello. It would not be a bad idea to change the camber kit and control arm at the same time, as these components usually wear together. A faulty camber arm can indeed cause accelerated wear on control arms and other...

Q: Serpintine belt broke, there's fluid everywhere, and steering is very difficult now.

Once the drive belt broke, the water pump and power steering pump (and all other accessories) stopped turning. If the engine got too hot due to the water pump not turning, coolant could have escaped, thus explaining the fluid (if...

Q: Steering wheel hard to turn in 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Hi there. If it is hard to turn in either direction, then it may have a bad power steering pump. I typically start by checking the engine belt and the fluid in the reservoir. If these items are fine then...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...