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Are left and right ball joints different?

Are left and right ball joints different?

When opening the package, the ball joints are different. They look to be the same overall size, however one has a large washer/lip at the mid point, while the other is the same width from top to bottom till it tapers down near the dust boot. They both have the same part number on the package.

What happens when your upper ball joint goes bad?

A broken ball joint may be the cause of a mysterious clunking noise or drifting steering. And once they’re worn, they will seriously affect your steering and suspension. If a ball joint fails completely, it can even result in the wheel dramatically falling off the car.

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What does control arm and ball joint assembly do?

Filter your results by entering your Year, Make, Model to ensure you find the parts that fit your vehicle. A control arm and ball joint assembly contains a control arm, ball joint, and bushings and are essential components for suspension and steering. Control arms allow wheels to move up and down while preventing forward and rearward movement.

What’s the difference between upper and lower ball joints?

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How can I tell if my ball joint is loose?

One way to diagnose a loose, or warn ball joint, is to jack the car up, so the wheel is off of the ground, then have someone try to move the wheel in and out. While they are moving the wheel check the ball joint for play, if it is moving you probably need to replace it. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

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