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Old 07-08-2007, 01:43 AM   #1
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I need a front-upper control arm ball-joint seperat from a control arm.
Does anyone know where to buy those from?
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I need a front-upper control arm ball-joint seperat from a control arm.
Does anyone know where to buy those from?
http://www.carpart.com/RenderScriptT...Control%20Arms
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Those are the lower ball joints.

But thanks
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i think you have to buy the complete control arm.
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As far as I know you can not replace the ball joints.

What is wrong with it?
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its all one piece. control arm + upper ball joint = expensive bullshit. If you just need the boot you can get em here:

http://www.finishlineperformance.com...n&key=MIAS1046
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its all one piece. control arm + upper ball joint = expensive bullshit. If you just need the boot you can get em here:

http://www.finishlineperformance.com...n&key=MIAS1046

Thank you so, so, much. I just needed the boot since mine got eaten by salt, and the ball joint itself looks good. What kind of grease should i use in there? The Redline Racing one or what?
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www.trussvillemazda.com is another great place buy parts. Very quick service.
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Thank you so, so, much. I just needed the boot since mine got eaten by salt, and the ball joint itself looks good. What kind of grease should i use in there? The Redline Racing one or what?
I normally use valvoline synthetic axle and wheel bearing grease. It's about $7/can and will last your several years. I use it for just about everything that needs grease.

Lucas also make a boat trailer wheel bearing grease that is extremely water tolerant. We use that stuff at work to lube sub-sea tooling. I've been wanting to get a couple tubes of it to try at home.
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If a ball joint is removed from the control arm do you guys think it would be safe to reinstall it to the control arm?
I don't know what kinds of tollerances are required for that sort of interference fit.
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I would say no. If the ball joint is fine reseal and move on, if fucked up get a new control arm. Last thing I would want is a ball joint failing.
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My ball joint is good, just the boot is messed up and since my control arms are beoing powder coated i was thinking about removing it... There aren't any plastic parts in it, right? or anything that 180*F can damage?
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Err i wouldn't heat it, i dont know specifically but most ball joints have a plastic of some kind, the heat will melt it. If there is no plastic the heat will **** your grease up, and I dont know what happens to that grease when heated.
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I'll just go see them today and see what they have inside...
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well either way the grease is there. but let us know what you find.
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