Symptoms of bad ball joints on a car include noises coming from the front end when driving over rough surfaces or an inability to control the vehicle while steering, according to O'Reilly Auto Parts. The scraping and rat... More »

Common signs that may indicate failing ball joints on Dodge vehicles can include a knocking noise coming from the front-end of the vehicle, bottoming out and uneven tire wear. Ball joints are an essential part of the sus... More »

Signs of bad ball joints include hip pain ranging from mild to severe, limited movement in the affected hip, swelling, and a creaking sound in the hip. There are multiple conditions that can affect the hip and cause bad ... More »

Some things that cause a vehicle's front end to make a clunking noise are worn ball joints, a damaged tie rod, broken or loose sway-bar links, hard or damaged shocks, and faulty shock mounts. An automotive professional c... More »

The front end of the car usually houses the vehicle's suspension, and squeaky noises are a sign that one of the components is failing. Some possible worn parts include shocks, struts, control arms, ball joints and bushin... More »

Play in the steering wheel, often called a loose steering wheel, may be caused by loose ball joints, worn tie rod ends or a loose steering box. If those things check out, play in the steering wheel may be caused by worn ... More »

Whistling noises that occur when accelerating a vehicle are often due to vacuum leaks under the hood. If a vacuum leak is the cause, the car is likely to make the same noise upon pressing the accelerator when the vehicle... More »