Ball Joint Replacement

What is an Alternator?

In an automobile, ball joints are spherical bearings that connect the control arms to the steering knuckles. Ball joints are the pivot between the wheels and the suspension of an automobile.


Symptoms of a failing Alternator

Signs of a failing ball joint may cause clicking, popping or snapping sound when the wheel is turned and eventually turn into a squeaking sound at the end of a stop, when the gas pedal is used and/or also when hitting bumps. Another symptom could be ‘thud’ noises coming from front suspension when going over bumps. Dry ball joints have dramatically increased friction and can cause the steering to stick or be more difficult.

Urgency of repair

If a ball joint fails, the results can be dangerous as the wheel’s angle becomes unconstrained, causing loss of control. Because the tire will be at an unintended angle, the vehicle will come to an abrupt halt, damaging the tires. Also, during failure, debris can damage other parts of the vehicle.