Forums - View Single Post - Testing ball joints and inner control arm bushings
View Single Post
Old 09-14-2018, 07:45 PM   #3
Freedom Fighter
Abs's Avatar
2004 GTO Owner

Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Souderton, PA
Posts: 724

Originally Posted by Nothubertjfarnsworth...View Post
They are unloaded ball joints, so just jack the car up and yank on the tire/wheel and see if the joints have play.

Same with the control arm bushings, i would think. See if there is much give when you try to move it around.

FWIW, i don't remember seeing many reports of these parts typically going bad on GTO's. Mostly just the strut mounts and bearings take dumps, which do handle the weight.

Thanks, I had the car on ramps and it had no play at the ball joints. I will see if it does at the inner control arm tomorrow. The LCA control arm bushings are definitely worn though as well as the front RR bushings, as these are also wear points on our cars.
  Reply With Quote