Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Issue with ball joint on hub bearing

asked by on

I am having either an issue with the ball joint in my right rear tire or the hub bearing.

Hi. I’m guessing your rear alignment is out or the wheel/tire assembly has a lot of play. If you jack up the vehicle and have an assistant move the tire back and forth and up and down, you should be able to see which component has play. Using a floor jack and pry bar or a set of large channel lock pliers also works. Both ball joints and wheel bearings are safety items. I suggest you have the suspension components inspected by a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic.

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

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: A/c wont turn off mitsubishi lancer gts 08

The circuit has to be restored to its original configuration particularly as you mention that a relay might have been removed. If you request an electrical circuit/component diagnostic the responding certified mechanic will compare the wiring diagram in the Factory...

Q: Everytime I drive my car is "putting" like it's going to lose power what is switching gear perfectly

Hello. There are a lot of things that can cause this. Most of the time it is caused by a worn out timing belt or a clogged catalytic converter. It can also be caused by a failure int he transmission....

Q: How long can I drive on a failing ball joint

If you have a ball joint that has failed, I would not recommend driving the vehicle at all. Failed ball joints propose a serious safety issue to the driver and all passengers. This issue should be resolved as soon as...

Related articles

Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
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.