I am going to San Fransisco tomorrow (about a 450 miles each way) in my Mercedes(!!). Well I was curious to knew if this is bad if in fact my ball joint is slightly worn/bad. Does it matter that much?
I have been a bit concerned and wanted to have it fixed by the time I left, but it can't be! So what do you all think?
Well today I took off both front wheels for comparison. I first took off the problematic wheel, and at certain turns of the wheel, while pulling and pushing, there was an EVER SO SLIGHT movement, or play. It was not 100% tight but it was sure close. Well I wanted to compare with the passenger side (a "good" wheel), and there was no play really at all. So does this mean balljoint? What is a ballpark figure for this? And can I go to San Fran and be ok? I can always get it fixed while I'm up there if it gets bad.
I also have vibration again in my steering wheel, is this also an indicator of a bad ball joint?
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