How long do ball joints last on a Toyota Tacoma?

How long do ball joints last on a Toyota Tacoma?

There is no set replacement schedule for ball joints, though most vehicles will need to have them changed at some point. Most ball joints will last for 100,000 miles or more. Rough driving habits may shorten the life of these parts.

How long do Toyota ball joints last?

between 70,000 to 150,000 miles
Generally speaking, you should expect to have to have your ball joints replaced between 70,000 to 150,000 miles of driving. Excessive play in the joint can cause additional wear, and if a ball joint fails, your car’s suspension could collapse and you could lose control of the vehicle.

Why do Toyota lower ball joints fail?

Toyota issued a recall on the lower ball joint due to the possibility of premature wear from improper finishing in production. The ball joints will be replaced under the recall. This recall applies to 2001-2004 models only. Please contact you local Toyota dealer to see if your vehicle is included.

How do you tell if your ball joints are going bad?

4 Signs Your Vehicle Needs The Ball Joints Replaced

  1. Clunking, Rattling Noise.
  2. Loose, Wandering Steering Feel.
  3. Harsh Cabin Vibrations.
  4. Uneven Wear On Front Tires. A loose ball joint in the front suspension will introduce some “play” that allows one of the front wheels to come out of alignment with the other.

How do you check front ball joints?

How to check your ball joints when driving

  1. Take your car out for a drive.
  2. Drive over speed bumps.
  3. Turn the steering wheel.
  4. Check your tyre wear.
  5. Loosen the lug nuts.
  6. Jack up the car and place wheel chocks behind the wheels.
  7. Rock the tyre on its axis.
  8. Remove the wheel.

Can I change ball joints myself?

Ball joints are not always an easy replacement, but a DIYer who is versed in changing suspension and brake components will probably be able to tackle the job.