Would a bad lower ball joint on my 1994 ford ranger xlt cause pressure and wear on the wheel bearing and creating heat enough that it would melt the locking hub for the four wheel drive? There was a clicking noise front passenger wheel that I noticed and quickly worsened, I then noticed the locking hub looked melted which it is. I jacked it up removed wheel and locking hub, the wheel bearing feels tight however the lower ball joint is extremely loose. Would that cause pressure on wheel bearings?
have the same problem?
Thursday, September 8th, 2011 AT 12:38 AM