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Old 08-12-2018, 09:15 PM
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control arm ball joint

Hey, is there a ball joint that works with the lnf cobalt control arm.
the same as stock or better. thanks
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Old 08-15-2018, 09:25 AM
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I'm on the side of no, you have to buy the entire control arm from GM.

Facebook tells me otherwise. But, my LNF came with aftermarket ball joints and when I was chasing down a knock, I visibly saw the ball joint move in the knuckle when everything was torqued correctly.
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Dont do it. There is a Moog ball joint that is listed to fit the FE5 suspension. It does not. There is something like a 1mm difference in diameter smaller then OEM. I did it and I replaced all kinds of things trying to isolate a front end clunk, which since I had brand new ball joints I looked at everything else. When I did figure it out finally about 3 weeks later it wrecked my spindle so I had to replace it too. Get a new control arm from Crate Engine Depot and call it a day.
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thanks. Well, I got myself in a pickle cause I picked up only the powell bushings to save money. Was just gonna replace the bushings and do the ball joint and the other side bushing later on. But I can't even find a shop to press in the bushings (besides one that wanted $350 lol). So now I have to get a bushing press tool or see if tom from CED will press them into new control arms or my old ones. I should have just bought new control arms with the bushings...
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It took me a bit of looking, but ended up getting both of my CABs pressed in for 100. Not cheap, but the shop wasn't a bunch of jerks. Look for the little shops with the old guys sitting around bullshitting inside (that is what worked for me). Good thing from all that looking around - now I have someone who likes working with weekend warrior mechanics like me. They also admitted they like the income from when sort of mechanics like me break things.
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