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    how do i check if a ball joint is worn?

    hello!
    can anyone tell me how do i check a ball joint to see if it's worn and needs replacing?? - i'm talking about the front lower joint on the hub - and what are the symptons of a worn joint?

    vaux tigra '97
    thankx!

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    Re: how do i check if a ball joint is worn?

    it will dislocate

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    Re: how do i check if a ball joint is worn?

    lol

    rubber boot should split

    also the balljoint may be very stiff to move

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    Re: how do i check if a ball joint is worn?

    jack up the car so the whels of the ground grasp the wheel at 12 and 6 o clock and shake it if theres movment get some on have a look at the ball joint if its worn then you will see it moveing.
    if you hold the wheel at 3 and 9 and shacke it and there movment have a look at the track rod end. if theres movment in bot possably wheel bearing.

    thats how they are tested on an mot. if the rubber boots are split the joint may still be ok.

    worn ball joins go losse not stiff.

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    Re: how do i check if a ball joint is worn?

    with the car jacked up, put a bar between the wishbone and the hub and see if you can induce any movement whilst trying to prise it apart, if theres movement it needs replacing

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