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How do you check to see if the upper ball joint is bad

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  • Fran Ciolino Mar 20, 2011

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Jack up the car, as if your changing the tire, the grasp the top and bottom of the tire and pull the top while pushing the bottom. If it moves freely more than a couple of inches or makes a clank noise, your ball joinmts may need replacing.

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Jack vehical and check for top/bottom play in tire movement.always use jack stand for safety an level ground...

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