Glossary of Auto Terms

DriverSide's Car Dictionary has the most comprehensive definitions of automotive terms. This auto glossary can help you decipher what your mechanic is fixing and what the purpose or function of the particular auto part or accessory is for. We have taken the mystery out of automotive service jargon, so that you don't have to.

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Ball Joint

A moveable joint which is part of the steering linkage. It allows the front wheels to move, and when they go bad, you'll notice symptoms from poor steering response, to noticeable clunking going over bumps and potholes.



See Also:
Schrader valve
Diesel Engine
Oil Pump
Crankshaft
Firing Order
Timing Chain
Overhead Cam
Lubrication System

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