Tin worm attack ...
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Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: United Kingdom
Re: Track rod ends - how do I test?
Don't forget this will mess up the tracking, so you will need an alignment check.
Not easy to test balljoints, but the general way is leverage ... a strong screwdriver or bar wedged between the two arms that the balljoint connects to might show up some play. Obviously if the balljoint covers are split or perishing then they will need to be changed.
Gone are the days when you got out the trusty grease gun and when around replenishing the grease. Now "sealed-for-life" ... which have their limits!