What Is a Lower Ball Joint?

Answer A lower ball joint is a part in a car that connects the steering knuckle with the control arm. This spherical bearing allows the steering system and suspension to work at the same time.

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How to Remove the C5 Lower Ball Joint Nut?

The lower ball joint nut on a Chevrolet Corvette C5 holds the knuckle to the lower control arm, and the ball joint allows the knuckle to turn with the wheels as well as cycle up and down with the s... Read More »

How to Remove a Lower Ball Joint?

The lower ball joint is located in the outboard end of a car's lower control arm. It connects the lower control arm and the spindle with a moveable joint necessary for steering. When a ball joint i... Read More »

How long should a lower ball joint last?

On One Hand: 50000 to 150000 MilesA lower ball joint, which is the weight bearing joint and the first to wear out, should last anywhere from 70000 to 150000 miles, but some may fail sooner or last ... Read More »

How to Remove a Del Sol Lower Ball Joint?

The ball joints on the front suspension of a Honda Del Sol are responsible for allowing the suspension to move up and down, and they also help the steering knuckle turn with the steering linkage. T... Read More »