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Nov 3, 2005, 11:41 PM

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Need help in changing lower ball joints on a 96 cavalier any help on this would be great

Tom Greenleaf
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Nov 4, 2005, 2:33 AM

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I suggest you farm that one out. Big buck tools needed and an alignment. A good shop will do this and align it all at once using some $50,000 bucks in equipment. The hardest part might be finding a good shop for this. It'll cost you some but save you a lot of aggrevation. If you still want to do this hit back I'll see what I can do. - T

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Nov 4, 2005, 5:04 AM

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The lower ball joints on these things are riveted to the control arm and can be a bit of a bugger to separate.
You’re going to have to drill; chisel and hammer to get the rivets out and I’ve seen qualified technicians destroy a control arm in the process.
It’s not an impossible job but like Tom said, for an hour’s worth of labour that you’re going to pay a shop to do this, is it worth the aggravation?

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