TECHSTOP 10: The Effect of Weight on a Vehicle – Ball Joint Inspection
Before the process of checking the ball joint for wear, there are two important items to identify:
- Firstly it has to be established whether the ball joint is Load Carrying or Locating by following the weight path.
- Is it a
(a) Friction or Spring Loaded type, usually using a “Bellville” type tensioner, or is it an
(b)“Encapsulated” type of ball joint, this type, generally is not fitted with a grease nipple.
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