How to Replace a ball joint on your car on your Ford Escort
Make sure your vehicle passes inspection. If you feel any play in the steering wheel of your car, jack up the vehicle and try jostling the tire from side to side. If there is play, it may be time to replace a bad ball joint.
This guide features the removal of the front tire assembly on a Ford Escort and the replacement of a faulty ball joint but could likely serve as a guide on several cars.