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I need to replace the ball joint on my 93 saturn, i have the whole control arm i would like to replace

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  • deadeyesrise Jul 22, 2009

    I believe it is the drivers side front lower ball joint. I think its the only joint on the 93 saturn sc2 but i have not looked, i am about to now.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    which ball joint, upper or lower? try premium question if you need info right now.

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You will need to remove all the brake hardware and remove the strut and then purchase or rent a Ball joint press or remove the lower control arm and have a machine shop press the joint out. U will need a front end alignment after this is done.

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

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