Axle joints

Visual inspection for damage to the dust caps

Check the dust caps for the axle joints (ball joints) on the wheel suspension as follows:

Drive the vehicle onto the lifting platform, steering lock released.

Turn the front wheels as far as the stop.

After cleaning, carry out a visual inspection of the visible areas to the left and right. Press the rubber caps back with your figures and look for concealed cracks.

After turning the front wheels to the stop in the other direction, check the remaining rubber caps.


It is not possible to carry out a visual inspection on a small area around the brake cover panels. Check this area by touch. If a rubber cap is found to be leaky, the respective joint must be replaced as it will be destroyed by the penetration of dirt or moisture.

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