Don’t miss a worn joint!
Detecting and measuring wear in a ball joint is critical to ensuring the safety of a vehicle.
Types of Ball Joints
A ball joint is made up of a housing, ball stud, bearings, end cover and Belleville washer or spring. A Belleville washer is a conical-shaped spring designed to be loaded in the axial direction. The joint is attached to a control arm by pressing or riveting the joint into the arm. If the joint is pressed into the arm, it will require a special tool to remove the old joint and install the new one.
If one of these sensors is replaced, it must be calibrated after it is installed.
The noise may be originating from the front lower control arm front bushing. Here’s how to correct it.
When performing a calibration, you are adjusting the connection between the sensor, vehicle and surroundings.
An alignment is usually called for prior to ADAS calibrations. This video is sponsored by Hunter Engineering.
Air ride and active shocks and struts will eventually fail – succumbing to either damage to or dry rot of the air spring.
As vehicles age, eliminating noise is Job 1. But ‘noise’ may mean different things to you and your customers.
The secret to this job is building the total package that optimizes the chassis, springs and ride control components.