Lateral Arm Bolts

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What is a lateral arm bolt?

A lateral arm bolt is a fastener used to attach the wheel wheel hub assembly to the vehicle's suspension.

What is the purpose of a lateral arm bolt?

The lateral arm bolt ensures the wheel hub assembly is securely attached to the suspension, allowing the wheel to move up and down without becoming disconnected.

How do I know if my lateral arm bolt is faulty?

If your lateral arm bolt is faulty, you may notice a rattling noise coming from the wheel area or a noticeable vibration while driving. Additionally, an inspection of the lateral arm bolt may reveal signs of wear or corrosion.

Can a faulty lateral arm bolt cause damage?

Yes, a faulty lateral arm bolt can cause damage to the wheel hub assembly and the suspension.

How do I replace a lateral arm bolt?

Replacing a lateral arm bolt requires the following steps:

  1. Jack up the vehicle and place it securely on jack stands.
  2. Remove the wheel.
  3. Remove the old lateral arm bolt with a socket wrench.
  4. Install the new lateral arm bolt and tighten it securely.
  5. Re-install the wheel and lower the vehicle.

How often should I inspect a lateral arm bolt?

It is recommended to inspect your lateral arm bolt at least once a year or when you replace your tires.