Your Nissan front suspension has many parts, but its control arms or "A arms" are perhaps the most important. Many models have two, but some have four, namely, two lower and two upper. They connect the frame or body of a Nissan to its wheel assembly or steering knuckle. The outer end of a control arm attaches via a ball joint. It's sometimes permanently fastened, but it can also be bolted on or pressed in. This lets you change the joint if you ever need to. Rubber bushings, however, enable an "A arm" to swing vertically. That makes going over bumps and potholes easier. What do control arms themselves do? In short, they keep your front wheels on the road.
Signs of Control Arm Failure
Unfortunately, this part won't last forever. Not even the best OEM control arms, like those Nissan makes, do. If they don't get damaged, sooner or later, they just wear out. When they do, they can bend or break, making any Nissan unsafe to drive. Thankfully, it's easy to tell when a control arm goes bad. Aside from brake drift over rough terrain, you might hear pops or clunks or even lose some control during driving. These signs indicate one of two problems: ball joint degradation or torn control arm bushings. Both can lead to front wheel and suspension detachment. To make sure none of this happens, lift your vehicle on a hoist and inspect it. Do this at least once a year.
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