Once you know that you need new Lincoln ball joints, don't wait to purchase your
replacements. Your ball joints are some of the most important components of your
suspension system. Ball joints act as pivoting points between the ties and suspension
in your vehicle. The weight of your vehicle is also supported by your ball joints.
Just like every other part of your vehicle, at some point, your suspension system
is going to run into some problems. Higher mileage and older model vehicles
are especially susceptible to ball joint wear and tear. When you are experiencing
any type of suspension problem, it's really hard to ignore. Some of the most
common signs that you're suspension has stopped functioning properly are loud,
clanking noises and an inability to drive in a straight, smooth line. The biggest
tip-off that your ball joints are shot is the wiggling, wobbling sensation you
experience every time you get behind the wheel. These clues should be enough
to have your car inspected. If you continue to drive your car in this condition,
you could end up loosing a wheel.