How to change lower ball joint and control arm on a 1994 G30 van?

Asked by Sep 09, 2012 at 01:37 AM about the 1994 Chevrolet Chevy Van 3 Dr G30 Cargo Van

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Bad lower ball joint. Was told it might be easier to replace the control arm with the ball
joint already pressed in. It is on a 1994 G30 camper with dual wheels on the rear.

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Unfortunately, if you need a ball joint, you need a ball joint. If you try to get around a proper repair, you will just throw good money after bad. Try to negotiate a better price with the mechanic or shop around for a mechanic who can give you the best deal, if they are reliable.

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unless the control arm is very rusted or damaged in some other way it is definately easier to just replace the ball joint.It is a bit of a job so use a good quality joint so you dont have to do it again in a couple months.

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