ball joint

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Chassis maintenance includes new ball joints and tie-rod ends plus fresh bushings for the lower control arms, sway bar, and tension rod. Andrew Wendler, Car and Driver, "Lime-Yellow 1973 Datsun 240Z up for Auction Is the Cleanest We've Seen outside a Museum," 12 May 2019 In regards to the CX-7, water and salt on the road could potentially corrode the ball joint fittings, which can cause the front lower control arm to separate from the vehicle, making steering much more difficult. Cory Stieg, Good Housekeeping, "Mazda Recalls Millions of Vehicles Worldwide," 1 Sep. 2016 Suspension components such as control arms and ball joints get most of the abuse. Bob Weber, chicagotribune.com, "Rough road takes a toll on suspension and marriage," 6 Nov. 2017 Sotomayor fractured the ball joint in her left shoulder in a fall at home on Monday. Washington Post, "The Health 202: Alex Azar is surrounding himself with industry insiders," 20 Apr. 2018 The court says Sotomayor will cut back on travel following the reassessment of her injury, which is a fracture of the ball joint in her left shoulder. Fox News, "Justice Sotomayor shoulder injury worse than first thought," 19 Apr. 2018 Repairs following a nasty impact can average about $200 for a new tire, but can easily exceed that if a tie-rod breaks, a ball joint fractures or a wheel must be replaced. Brian Manzullo, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan potholes FAQ: Here's everything you need to know," 22 Feb. 2018 The suspension uses ball joints instead of conventional bearings with bushings and is fully adjustable for things like camber and caster that most people only ever mess with in Forza. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Ferrari and Porsche announce new cars for the wealthy track addict," 21 Feb. 2018 Suspension amendments parallel those on the GT2 RS: more rigid ball joints on the suspension links in place of rubber bushings and helper springs in the front and rear, in this case tuned specifically for the GT3 RS. David Beard, Car and Driver, "2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS: It Looks Bad-Ass Because It Is," 21 Feb. 2018

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1807, in the meaning defined above

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