See Figure 1
- Place the vehicle on a level surface.
- Clean the wear indicator and ball joint cover surfaces.
- Inspect the wear indicator position relative to the ball joint cover. If the wear indicator protrudes from the checking surface on the cover, the ball joint is functional.
Abnormal tire wear may be caused by faulty ball joints.
- If the wear indicator does not protrude from the check surface on the cover, the ball joint is faulty.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
The lower arm ball joint and seal are an integral part of the lower arm assembly and cannot be replaced separately. If the lower arm ball joint or seal is found to be defective, the lower arm must be replaced as an assembly.