Lower Ball Joint Failure

Courtesy onecatnodog from prowleronline.com

I backed in the spot like most of us Prowler owners do and I heard a Loud POP… Sounded like a gun.. I thought that maybe I had ran over a water bottle or something and I got out and walked around the car and saw nothing.. I went into the store picked up the car wash soap and got into the Yellow Prowler and put it into gear and the Driverside front tire pulled away from the car and it went thud on the ground…

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Courtesy phil2237  from prowleronline.com

How to check Lower Ball Joints

Park on a level surface, Leave the car in Park, Use a small floor jack & put it directly under that A arm & raise the car just off the ground. Grab the tire & try to rock it back & forth, If you have any play or the rubber boots are torn or damaged, Get them replaced ASAP. Then do the same to the other side. Don’t chance any ball joint movement as that is a sign its bad.

Replacing Ball Joints Video

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How to check the Ball Joints

Park on a level surface, Leave the car in Park, Use a small floor jack & put it directly under that A arm & raise the car just off the ground. Grab the tire & try to rock it back & forth, If you have any play or the rubber boots are torn or damaged, Get them replaced ASAP. Then do the same to the other side.

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