See Figure 1
- Support the vehicle in a normal driving position with the ball joints loaded.
- Wipe the wear indicator and ball joint cover checking surface clean.
- The checking surface should project outside the cover. If the checking surface is inside the cover, replace the lower arm assembly.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
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. For more details, please refer to the Lower Control Arm removal and installation procedure.