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Old 09-09-2012, 12:22 PM   #1
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SVT Focus ball joints, serviceable?

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


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Old 09-09-2012, 01:06 PM   #2
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You will have to cut and drill the rivets out. I need to do this soon. I am not looking forward to this.
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Kind of what I thought looking at pics of replacements.
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:35 PM   #4
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If you go this route get the Moog brand ones.
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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.
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^^ 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.
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With new control arms also come new control arm bushings. Well worth the extra money spent than just buying and replacing the ball joints.
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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.
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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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