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1997volvo 850 T5 ball joint replacement

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Is the replacement part for the above subject a two or four bolt part?

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  • manafraid Nov 12, 2008

    i have same problem, only wondering if i have to get regular 850 control arm or if i need a specific t5 one. or if i can just upgrade to a higher performance part.



  • pvschif Mar 25, 2009

    I have a 97 850 t5 with ball joint problems. I ordered the control arm and ball joint as a unit from KO Performance. They are on line. Only $49 each. There is only 3 bolts. but getting it out of the spindel is the hard part.

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The balljoint is part of the lower control arm on this model year i believe. you will need whole lower arm.

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