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Mazda Ball Joint Replacement

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What is a ball joint?

A ball joint is a spherical metal bearing that connects the control arm to the car's steering knuckle. The ball joint consists of the spherical bearing, a metal stud that's attached to the bearing, and an outer casing. The casing will keep the joint protected and free from particles that can hinder its operation. The stud is threaded at the end and screws into the receiving end located in the steering knuckle. The ball joint is crucial to turning and maintaining control of the vehicle as the suspension compresses and expands.

Are there different kinds of ball joints?

There are two different kinds of ball joints. There is a sealed ball joint which has the casing around it, and there is a ball joint without the protective casing. The sealed ball joint is lubricated for the life of the part and doesn't need extra lubrication or maintenance to replace the lubrication. The non-sealed ball joint will need lubrication and should be checked roughly once a year.

What can go wrong with a ball joint?

Believe it or not, the sealed ball joints typically have more problems then those that are not sealed. The seals seem to crack or break more often causing leaks which lets out the lubrication and leads to rust and wear of the bearing and connected stud. The other problems that can occur with a ball joint would involve the stripping of the threads on the stud or physical damage caused by a severe jolt to the suspension, wheel, or steering knuckle.

How will I know that I have a bad ball joint?

There are several signs to let you know of a bad ball joint. Initially, all indicators are sounds that originate from your steering or wheel assembly. You may notice a popping noise when turning the wheel, a screeching sound when stopping, cracking noise when going over bumps, or a more subtle snapping or clicking sound. If the seal is busted, you will notice leaked lubrication near your wheel. If a very serious problem occurs, the ball joint can become disconnected making it impossible to steer or control your vehicle.

Are there different kinds of ball joints?

There are different kinds of ball joints. The difference exists in the materials used to create the bearing, stud, and casing. Those that are heavy duty will be made of stronger composite. If you plan to race your vehicle on a track or use it off road, it may be worth looking at an aftermarket heavy duty ball joint for that extra support and piece of mind.

Latest Mazda Ball Joint Applications

90-94 Mazda 323 Hatchback 1.6SOHC CTR Ball Joint border= CTR Ball Joint
90-94 Mazda 323 Hatchback 1.6SOHC Front - Lower Ball Joint
90-94 Mazda 323 Hatchback 1.6SOHC First Equipment Quality Ball Joint border= First Equipment Quality Ball Joint
90-94 Mazda 323 Hatchback 1.6SOHC Front - Lower Ball Joint
90-94 Mazda 323 Hatchback 1.6SOHC Sankei 555 Ball Joint border= Sankei 555 Ball Joint
90-94 Mazda 323 Hatchback 1.6SOHC Front - Lower Ball Joint
98-01 Mazda B2500 2WD Pickup 2.5 First Equipment Quality Ball Joint border= First Equipment Quality Ball Joint
98-01 Mazda B2500 2WD Pickup 2.5 Lower - Front
W/ Coil Spring Type
Suspension. Ball Joint
87-93 Mazda B2600 2WD Pickup 2.6 First Equipment Quality Ball Joint border= First Equipment Quality Ball Joint
87-93 Mazda B2600 2WD Pickup 2.6 Front - Upper Ball Joint
98 -  Mazda B3000 2WD V6 Pickup 3.0 First Equipment Quality Ball Joint border= First Equipment Quality Ball Joint
98 - Mazda B3000 2WD V6 Pickup 3.0 Lower - Front
W/ Coil Spring Type
Suspension Ball Joint
88-89 Mazda 323 Sedan 1.6SOHC CTR Ball Joint border= CTR Ball Joint
88-89 Mazda 323 Sedan 1.6SOHC Front - Lower Ball Joint
95-98 Mazda Protege DX, LX 1.5DOHC First Equipment Quality Ball Joint border= First Equipment Quality Ball Joint
95-98 Mazda Protege DX, LX 1.5DOHC Lower - Front Ball Joint
87-87 Mazda 323 Wagon 1.6SOHC CTR Ball Joint border= CTR Ball Joint
87-87 Mazda 323 Wagon 1.6SOHC Front - Lower Ball Joint
 - 98 Mazda Protege ES 1.8DOHC Japan Ball Joint border= Japan Ball Joint
- 98 Mazda Protege ES 1.8DOHC Lower - Front Ball Joint
 - 98 Mazda Protege ES 1.8DOHC CTR Ball Joint border= CTR Ball Joint
- 98 Mazda Protege ES 1.8DOHC Lower - Front Ball Joint
  CTR Ball Joint
79-85 Mazda RX7 12A Lower Ball joint only Ball Joint Ball joint only
79-85 Mazda RX7 12A Japan Ball Joint border= Japan Ball Joint
79-85 Mazda RX7 12A Lower Ball joint only Ball Joint Ball joint only
  FEQ Ball Joint
87-93 Mazda B2200 2WD Pickup 2.2 Front - Lower Ball Joint
  Ball Joint
95-02 Mazda Millenia 2.5 V6 2.5DOHC Front Suspension
Lower - Left or Right
2-per Vehicle Ball Joint
  CTR Ball Joint
04-05 Mazda Miata (Speed) Turbo 1.8DOHC Lower - Front Ball Joint
94-96 Mazda MX3 16V DOHC 1.6DOHC Japan Ball Joint border= Japan Ball Joint
94-96 Mazda MX3 16V DOHC 1.6DOHC Lower - Front Ball Joint
94-96 Mazda MX3 16V DOHC 1.6DOHC CTR Ball Joint border= CTR Ball Joint
94-96 Mazda MX3 16V DOHC 1.6DOHC Lower - Front Ball Joint
94-96 Mazda MX3 16V DOHC 1.6DOHC FEQ Ball Joint border= FEQ Ball Joint
94-96 Mazda MX3 16V DOHC 1.6DOHC Lower - Front Ball Joint
  CTR Ball Joint
94-97 Mazda Miata 1.8DOHC Lower - Front Ball Joint


Some Mazda Ball Joint Applications (View Full Catalog Above)

Mazda 323 Hatchback Mazda 323 Sedan Mazda 323 Wagon
Mazda 626 MX6 Mazda 626 MX6 V6 Mazda B2200 2WD Pickup
Mazda B2500 2WD Pickup Mazda B2600 2WD Pickup Mazda B3000 2WD V6 Pickup
Mazda Miata Mazda Miata (Speed) Turbo Mazda Millenia 2.3 V6
Mazda Millenia 2.5 V6 Mazda MX3 16V DOHC Mazda MX3 V6
Mazda Protege 4WD Mazda Protege DX, LX Mazda Protege ES
Mazda Protege SE, DX Mazda RX7 Mazda RX7 Turbo

1.5DOHC 1.6DOHC 1.6SOHC 1.8DOHC 1.8SOHC 12A 13B 2.0
2.2 2.3DOHC 2.5 2.5DOHC 2.6 3.0


More Applications (View Full Catalog Above)

Acura Audi BMW Buick Cadillac Chevrolet Chrysler Dodge
Ford GMC Honda Hyundai Infiniti Isuzu Jaguar Jeep
Kia Lexus Lincoln Mercedes Benz Mercury Mini Mitsubishi Nissan
Oldsmobile Plymouth Pontiac Porsche Rover Saab Subaru Toyota
Volkswagen Volvo
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