Lower ball joints

Pontiac gt94

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I was wondering..at some point in the near future I gotta replace my lower ball joints on my 94 grand am gt 2 door..every once in a while I'll get a light clunk on the passenger side while turning..and I do mean light..so I was told lower ball joints.. there's no play in the wheel on and off the ground... Am I gonna have to get a alingment after changing the lower ball joints?? Thank you!!
 

melsg5

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Have you supported the vehicle off the ground by the frame and placed a pry bar under the tire and pushed up and observed play in the ball joint. No play the ball joint is good.
 

92 Sunbird LE

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If you do replace the ball joints, it way easier to replace the whole lower control arm with a new replacement arm than struggling getting the ball joint rivits out . Probably your control arm bushings are shot also by now on a old 90's car.

Yes, You do need an alignment , you can get it close by spray painting the strut cam bolts before disassembly, you can line them back up close, but it won't be exact.


Doug in P.R. :cool:
 

Pontiac gt94

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I believe mine has been replaced before sence the ball joints are both bolted in instead of rivited
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