What Is a Ball Joint on a Truck?

Answer Made of steel, a ball joint acts as a pivot between a car or truck's suspension and its tires. Vehicle manufacturers developed them for specific models, so they're not interchangeable.

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How to Change a Ball Joint in a ZR2 4WD Truck?

The Chevrolet S-10 ZR2 4WD truck has ball joints located on each of the four wheels that connect the wheels to the truck's steering linkage. The ball joints rest between the lower control arm and t... Read More »

Do It Yourself: 1997 S10 Truck Ball Joint Repair?

Replacing a ball joint on a 1997 S10 truck by oneself requires a special ball joint installer to press the ball joint into the lower control arm. It is a press fit, and even though it will come out... Read More »

Signs of a Bad Ball Joint in a Pickup Truck?

Ball joints are an essential part of the chassis in any vehicle. These joints connect the part known as the steering knuckle to the control arms of the vehicle. They are necessary in order to steer... Read More »

How to Replace a Ball Joint in a 1993 F-150 Truck?

The ball joints on the F-150 pickup truck are part of the suspension system. They are subject to a great deal of stress and will wear to a point that you need to replace them. There is no specific ... Read More »