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Alfa Romeo suspensionBrand New CITROËN C25 Ball Joint Front Axle Suspension QSJ1033S
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Audi suspensionBrand New AUDI 80 Ball Joint Front Axle Suspension QSJ1066S
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Audi suspensionBrand New AUDI 90 Ball Joint Front Axle Left Suspension QSJ1164S
Seat suspensionBrand New SEAT ALHAMBRA Ball Joint Front Axle Suspension QSJ1517S
Audi suspensionBrand New AUDI 80 Ball Joint Rear Axle Left Suspension QSJ1676S
Renault suspensionBrand New RENAULT 4 Ball Joint Front Axle Left Suspension QSJ195LH
Vauxhall suspensionBrand New OPEL MOVANO Ball Joint Front Axle Suspension QSJ1921S
Peugeot suspensionBrand New TOYOTA YARIS/VITZ Ball Joint Front Axle Suspension QSJ3270S
Vauxhall suspensionBrand New OPEL MOVANO Ball Joint Front Axle Outer Suspension QSJ3272S
Vauxhall suspensionBrand New OPEL MERIVA Ball Joint Front Axle Right Suspension QSJ3305S
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BMW suspensionBrand New BMW X3 Ball Joint Front Axle Left and Right Suspension QSJ3589S
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Ford suspensionFITS FORD CORTINA / Ball Joint Front Axle Suspension QSJ662S
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The ball joints in our vehicles play an important role in the suspension as they connect the suspension arms to the vehicle's steering knuckle. Here we explain more.
Ball joints in our cars are crucial
The ball joints in our cars are crucial parts of the suspension system and they are named after the ball and socket formation found in our joints. The ball joints will connect the steering knuckle to the suspension arms and when these wear out they become noisy and can cause wheel misalignment. These are also sometimes referred to as the control arm and it's this that keeps your vehicle wheels aligned with the car's body. The ball joints, or suspension joints, connect these arms to the steering system with the aid of bushings. Since the suspension will move up and down to absorb the road's bumps as you drive along, it's the suspension ball joints that enables the suspension to pivot against the steering knuckle and in doing so absorbing the vibrations from the road. Most vehicles will have two suspension control arms but others may have three or four. And since they are prone to wear and tear, ball joints will need replacing every 100,000 miles or so and are available in different sizes and shapes, so you need to buy the one that is correct for your vehicle. The ball joints will also have a rod coming from it, and this usually has a thread at the end or another type of fixing, so it can be attached to the steering knuckle. The ball joints can then be sealed and some may be replaced with no re-greasing necessary while others will need greasing for lubrication and to help with preventative maintenance since they are susceptible to corrosion.
Symptoms for a failing ball joint
Among the symptoms for a failing ball joint will be a rattling noise as you drive along and this may be the ball joint becoming loose within its housing. When this occurs, then the suspension may then fall out of alignment and lead to excessive tyre wear and you may also hear a clunking noise when driving over potholes. Depending on the suspension setup and the car's mileage, ball joint wear will vary with those vehicles having a harder suspension setup and racking up high mileages, particularly over rough ground, tending to develop faults more quickly. Also, you need to appreciate that the ball joints are part of the MOT test and should the tester find excessive wear in the ball joint then your vehicle may fail its MOT. If you believe there might be an issue with the ball joints in your vehicle, it may be worth taking your car or van to a professional to have them inspect the problem and then repair or replace the component so everything works as it should do afterwards.
Searching for ball joints
If you are searching for ball joints for your vehicle, then it's important that you source a quality component replacement that complies with your vehicle manufacturer's criteria and that this comes from a reputable supplier and the MorePartz site can help.