Dodge Ram 3500 Upper Ball Joint
About Upper Ball Joint
A ball joint is a component of the suspension system that connects the control arms to the knuckle. It is basically the pivoting point for the wheels while the suspension doesn't rotate while taking a turn. It allows the suspension to move up and down because of the road profile while the vehicle is being steered. An upper ball joint is a joint that connects the upper control arm to the knuckle. A stock ball joint is designed to take loads considering normal street driving. The performance ball joints can take much higher loads and favor racing and enthusiastic driving.
What is the purpose of Upper Ball Joint?
Like a ball and socket joint in the human body, in hips and shoulders, a ball joint in the vehicle's front suspension also consists of a ball and a socket. The ball is that part of the component which allows the pivoting motion and the socket are where it sits.
How Upper Ball Joint Works?
The wheels attached to the wheel hub pivot on the ball joints when the vehicle is steered while staying connected to the suspension of the vehicle.
Where is Upper Ball Joint Located?
The upper ball joints are found on either sides on each upper control arm end connecting to the knuckle.