If your car, truck or SUV is pulling to the left or the right when you are attempting to navigate it down the road you should inspect the condition of the radius arm brackets. If these devices are worn, bent, or defective the ability to achieve an appropriate vehicle alignment is impossible until they are replaced. Depending on the nature and severity of the issue you may acknowledge strange suspension noises when you are operating your automobile. If the radius arm bracket breaks loose from the frame; this condition could result into an accident. This malfunction greatly affects the ability to safely control the car or truck and must be repaired as soon as possible to avoid damage to associated suspension components.
Radius arm brackets are fabricated steel brackets that facilitate a mounting point between the frame and the radius arm assembly. They are bolted securely to the frame and incorporate holes to install the arm. In most configurations a combination of bushings and mountings bolts are utilized to meet application requirements. These components may be located in the front or the rear of the vehicle based on the suspension configuration. Some cars, trucks, and SUV?s are equipped with front radius arms and some support the rear axle. These devices are very important to achieve appropriate alignment requirements.