Defective press ball joints

A defective ball joint in the track control arm is a common source of vehicle handling and suspension noise problems. The control arm installed in Dacia Logan, for instance, has a press ball joint. If this ball joint has already been replaced a number of times, the material of the control arm will be stretched after pressing the ball joint in and out so many times. As a result, you cannot safely install and fixate the ball joint.

Fixating press ball joints after several replacements

When this is the case and the control arm has been stretched too much by multiple replacements of the ball joint, you are almost forced to order a new control arm completely. But if the control arm is still in good condition, this is unnecessary. Replacing only the ball joint and welding it, for instance, is certainly not an option. This will melt the dust cover and plastic insert, causing the part to break completely. Some separate ball joints are available on the aftermarket, that, however, do not lead to a fully secured installation. In situations like these, safety cannot be guaranteed and this should always be avoided.

Re-engineered ball joint as a solution

Sidem has developed a re-engineered solution that provides an answer to this problem. It is a ball joint that guarantees maximum fixation. The ball joint is designed in such way that the part locks itself when you press it into the control arm.

To remove an old ball joint from a control arm, you must first separate the control arm from the suspension and the frame of the car. Several methods can be used to remove the ball joint from the control arm but a puller tool is most often recommended for removal of the ball joint.


Ball joint with automatic fixation

The new ball joint with the patented design has a wide collar on the outside. As soon as the collar comes over the edge of the wishbone, the ball joint will lock itself. You can compare it to how a barb functions. The part is pressed in easily, but the part cannot return. The ball joint is fully secured in the control arm. In other words, you can use Sidem’s solution to easily and safely replace the ball joint in the control arm.

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Secured mounting of the ball joint

Find out more in the video how easy it is to mount the ball joint in the track control arm and how this results in a fully secured fixation.


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How to replace the track control arm?

Let’s go over the steps on how to replace the track control arm with the re-engineered ball joint for Dacia and Renault.


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Ball joint references for Dacia, Lada and Renault

This ball joint has reference 5782 R and can be used in Dacia Logan, Dacia Sandero and Lada Largus. There is also another reference 5783 R of this type of ball joint which can be used in Renault Thalia, Dacia Lodgy and Dacia Logan MCV 2.

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Why choose Sidem?

Part of being an expert is knowing which steering and suspension brands to trust and choose from. Sidem is a 100% European and leading manufacturer with headquarters in Belgium and has its own production facility in Romania. Over 3 million parts are continuously available from stock in Sidem’s warehouse and our global activities mean that we are always nearby. By investing heavily in our fully automated distribution centre, products are shipped very quickly to more than 90 countries worldwide. Sidem is Europe’s longest-existing supplier of chassis parts founded more than 85 years ago, in the year 1933. Thanks to our strong teams and our year-long experience the family business can pride itself on family values and in-depth know-how when it comes to steering and suspension parts. As a result, OE brands also appreciate our approach.  That is why brands such as Porsche and Ford rely on Sidem for steering and suspension parts. We are proud to say that Sidem covers the most complete range of car brands and models in the aftermarket with no less than 9 000 unique references.

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We have parts for 90% of all European and Asian cars



We do not focus on 1 car brand. Sidem produces parts for a large variety of all car brands.

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