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1996 Honda Accord Question: When getting front upper ball joint replaced do I also need new control arm?

 

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cmsmit05, Royal Oak, MI, November 14, 2011, 21:34
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this was not done when upper and lower front ball joints were replaced.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, November 14, 2011, 21:43
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    Look at www.rockauto.com they normally have good illustrations of the parts, I think the top ball joints are part of the upper A arm and the lower ball joint has a ball joint retained by a circlip.

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    mastertech6371 November 14, 2011, 21:44
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    you can do the ball joint without the arm. we replace the whole arm. it is a matter of economics when it comes to this job

    Roy

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