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The OEM ball joint is riveted into the upper control arm. There are two possible ways to replace the joint. You can purchase the entire upper control arm/ball joint assembly, which comes complete with the upper control arm bushings. This part costs about $150.00. You will also have to deal with the coil spring when replacing it this way. You can also buy just the ball joint for about $30.00. This will require that you drill out the rivets of the original ball joint and then bolt in the replacement with the bolts that are provided with it. The 2WD and 4WD versions are the same. See this link.
If you have the Auto temp control; and you have checked the coolant level then you may need to replace the module that is under the dashboard on the right side footwell,. this is a common problem on these cars. When you remove the plastic under dash panel, look up and there is a module in the duct for the heat that determines the temp so the Climate control works correctly. I pulled mine out of a junkyard car and saved about 80 bucks.
The module is located in the ducting for the heater and is accessed from the passenger area of the front seat. I think it is just under the dash but you may have to remove the glove box. it is a rectangular item held in with four screws. and should have two connectors going to it. You have to be sure to get the right replacement if you r replacing it. thanks.