Originally Posted by EdGe_wannabe
I thought that the upper ball joints were inseperatable?
Nope, Moog actually makes a ball joint that replaces it. What happened is the ball joint pushes out through the top which means you've gotta push it out from the pecker end of the ball joint which is completely *** backwards from other ball joints and if you do it wrong you'll fracture the ball joint. I was lucky enough to do upper and lower ball joints when I worked at a GM dealer because the used car department didn't want to buy the whole control arm for 140 some dollars a piece. It paid 6 hours and because of those ball joints it took every bit of 5 hours. For the bs you go through to change them it probably is just easier to buy the whole arm. Oh and a word of advice: Before you remove the old control arms if you're doing it yourself take a can of spray paint and paint over the bolts and the arms and then make comparisons when you do the new ones so it's close enough on camber and caster to even drive to get aligned. Plus if you bring it to them too far out they will sell you a cam kit for your truck to fix the alignment even though it doesn't need one.