Can ball joints affect steering?
A worn ball joint will significantly affect your steering and suspension. If the ball joint fails completely, your steering and suspension may partially collapse, causing your wheel and tire to move outward from the vehicle. via
Are ball joints on all 4 tires?
Modern cars have at least two ball joints in the front end; many trucks have four. In many cars, a ball joint is built into the control arm and is replaced as one unit. via
What does a rear ball joint do?
Rear ball joints are a key part of your vehicle's suspension system. The ball joints connect the control arm assembly (part of the chassis) to the steering knuckles (part of the wheels). The ball joints serve two purposes: they allow the wheels to steer and they allow the suspension to move freely. via
What is a loaded ball joint?
A loaded joint is designed to support the weight of the vehicle and a follower joint that positions the control arm or strut assembly. A lower control arm that is connected to the spring uses a loaded ball joint to connect the steering knuckle to the upper control arm follower ball joint for a SLA suspension. via
Where are ball joints located?
Ball joints are ball-and-socket joints in the front suspension that serve as the pivot points between the wheels and suspension of your vehicle. On each side, the lower ball joint is pressed into and rests in the lower control arm, while the upper ball joint rests in the upper control arm. via