Boot Strut Ball Joint
A boot strut ball joint is a component of a suspension system that connects the upper control arm to the steering knuckle of a vehicle. It allows for the movement and rotation of the steering knuckle and wheel assembly while providing support and stability.
The boot strut ball joint consists of a ball joint stud, a bearing cup, and a rubber boot. The ball joint stud is attached to the steering knuckle and the bearing cup is attached to the upper control arm. The rubber boot encases the joint, protecting it from dust, dirt, and moisture.
Over time, the rubber boot on a boot strut ball joint can deteriorate, causing the joint to become exposed to the elements. Gas strut end fittings can lead to wear and damage to the joint, causing it to become loose or even fail completely. Symptoms of a worn or damaged gas strut mounting bracket include clunking or squeaking noises, steering looseness or wandering, and uneven tire wear.
Replacing a boot strut ball joint typically involves removing the old joint and pressing in a new one. It’s important to use the correct replacement part for your vehicle, as using an incorrect or incompatible part can lead to safety issues and damage to your suspension system. It’s also recommended to have the alignment checked and adjusted after replacing a gas spring end fittings to ensure proper tire wear and handling.
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