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Old 04-22-2013, 09:22 PM
MACKEYAUTOREPAIR MACKEYAUTOREPAIR is offline
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You're on it, probably not a ball joint, but very likely a u-joint or bearing. Safely jack up that left front corner. Grab the wheel at top and bottom and move it in and out. If it moves, do it side to side. If you have play both ways, the bearing is bad. If there's no play, stick a long pry bar under the tire and lift. If theres movement, ball joints. Remove the wheel, and rotate the hub back & forth so the axle turns. You might be able to see play in the joint, but you may have to reach in and feel it. AND...if the bearing is so bad it's knocking, make sure you check the u joint, they will damage one another.
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