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RazorbackMustang 09-09-2012 01:22 PM

SVT Focus ball joints, serviceable?
 
Are the ball joints serviceable or do you have to replace the whole control arm? Thanks!

macdiesel 09-09-2012 02:06 PM

You will have to cut and drill the rivets out. I need to do this soon. I am not looking forward to this.

RazorbackMustang 09-09-2012 02:17 PM

Kind of what I thought looking at pics of replacements.

Blue5ive 09-09-2012 06:35 PM

If you go this route get the Moog brand ones.

felixthecat 09-09-2012 07:02 PM

Checkout batinc.net

Geezer 09-09-2012 09:43 PM

As mentioned they can be replaced, but a new control arm with the ball joint already installed doesn't cost that much more than the ball joint alone.

Paladin 09-10-2012 03:43 AM

^^ ok now factor in the new bolts for teh front arms as well. since most of us will ahve to cut the old arms out thanks to the bushing siezing up.

sleepyboy 09-10-2012 03:45 AM

With new control arms also come new control arm bushings. Well worth the extra money spent than just buying and replacing the ball joints.

RazorbackMustang 09-10-2012 09:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Geezer (Post 4344748)
As mentioned they can be replaced, but a new control arm with the ball joint already installed doesn't cost that much more than the ball joint alone.

Maybe I don't know where to look then. A control arm is double the price of the Moog ball joint which is already almost $80. There's no bushing noise from the front so I don't think the bushings are bad. I don't even know if the ball joint is bad, just planning ahead a little.

n00btard 09-10-2012 11:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepyboy (Post 4345257)
With new control arms also come new control arm bushings. Well worth the extra money spent than just buying and replacing the ball joints.

I'd get a poly bushing kit and just rip the whole damn thing apart while I was in there. It's a couple hundred bucks more, but they'll outlast the car TBH.


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