Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Bad ball joints

asked by on

Will a tire come off the car while going down the road if the ball joints are bad?
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi There, There is a possibility if the up...

Hi There, There is a possibility if the upper and lower ball joints are bad for the suspension to not old the wheel spindle in place. You would need to have the upper, lower and tie rod end to let loose in order for the vehicle to loose the tire. Have all the suspension system components checked if you suspect the ball joints are bad. If you would like, YourMechanic can come to your home and take a look at your suspension system

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Timing chain misaligned

It is possible that the timing chain has stretched over time and skipped a notch and misaligned the timing marks. I would have a technician, from YourMechanic, come out and inspect and install a new timing chain and sprockets for...

Q: Engine light with code P0330 knock sensor 2

Hi there. The code you are getting is for a knock sensor problem. Most of the time, if the engine is running good, this is due to a bad connector on the sensor or the sensor itself. I would typically...

Q: Possible faulty sensor

Hello. Removing the wiring without knowing what you are doing is not a good thing. If the wiring is all apart it will need to be reinstalled first. I would typically reinstall the wiring and scan the computer for codes....

Related articles

How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.