Ball joint falling apart
A white van man bought his van in with a horrendous knocking from the nearside. He was convinced it was dangerous to drive.
He was quite right, the bottom ball joint on the passenger side was in a very poor state. I asked him if he was always bumping up the kerb outside people’s houses, and this action has certainly contributed to the state of the ball joint.
On these big vans this is not a pleasant job but my technicians have had a lof of experience and soon fitted a new ball joint to the van.
The knocking surprisingly disappeared. The customer said the only noise was now his men complaining of the workload!
Remember… A badly maintained vehicle is a breakdown waiting to happen!