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Inspection Procedures – NON-Wear Indicator Ball Joints
In order not to confuse wheel bearing end play with ball joint looseness it is recommended that the amount of bearing play be established first. With the vehicle's wheels off the ground, grasp the wheel at 6 and 12 o’clock and gently rock the wheel. Sometimes, the brake pedal can be applied to lock out wheel bearing play. To check ball joints (other than wear indicator) they must be unloaded. Unloading ball joints is removing vehicle weight and spring force from acting on the ball joint.
To unload ball joints on an unequal length control arm suspension (spring mounted on lower arm), jack under the lower arm, as close to the ball joint as possible, until the upper strike out bumper is no longer in contact with the control arm or frame. A quick check for axial looseness can be made with a pry bar between the tire and ground. Radial looseness is tested by placing your hands at 12 & 6 o'clock and moving the tire. If looseness exists, it should be measured and compared to the manufacturer’s specification.