- Support the vehicle in normal driving position with ball joints loaded.
- Wipe the grease fitting and ball joint cover checking surface clean. The checking surface is the round boss into which the grease fitting is threaded.
- The checking surface should project outside the cover. If the checking surface is inside the cover, replace the lower control arm assembly.
Removal & Installation
The lower ball joint is an integral part of the steering knuckle. If the lower ball joint is found to be defective, the entire steering knuckle must be replaced.
The ball joint is an integral part of the lower control arm. If the ball joint is defective, the entire lower control arm must be replaced.