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I just want to know if the ball joint is attached to the control arm. It broke off recently and I want to know if I will be able to do the repairs myself, or if I will need to take it into a shop, and how much the repairs should cost.

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It usually is attached to the control arm or a link depending on the suspension. You should be able to do it yourself and if you have an air gun it will be much easier. Depending on the extent of the damage the repair will probably run you about $300 to $400. It may take you a while if you work on your back and without power tools.

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  1. Using a screw driver or other suitable tool, pry the seal boot off of the ball joint assembly
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  1. Position control arm with installed ball joint, in an arbor press with Receiving Cup, Special Tool 6758 supporting the lower control arm. Then center Installer, Special Tool 6908-4 on the bottom of the ball joint
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