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Eos (1F7) V6-3.2L (BUB) (2008)

Steering and Suspension > Suspension > Ball Joint > Component Information > Testing and Inspection

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Ball Joint: Testing and Inspection

Ball Joint, Checking

Axial Play, Checking

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Pull control arm firmly downward in - direction of arrow  - and press back up again.

Radial Clearance, Checking

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Press wheel firmly in and out at bottom in - direction of arrow -.

‹› There should not be any noticeable or visible play in either of the two checks.

‹› Observe lower ball joint while performing checks.

‹› Make allowance for any wheel bearing play or play in strut mounting at top.

‹› Check rubber boot for damage, replace lower ball joint, if necessary. 

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