Mechanics

CHEVY BALL JOINTS

2004 Chevrolet Malibu

Tires and Wheels problem
2004 Chevy Malibu 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 65000 miles

My 04 Malibu Maxx needs replacement ball joints. I have discovered that there are just the ball joints and also the ball joint with control arm. The cost for ball joints are around $55 each and the joint with control arm is around $100 each. From what I can tell, places charge 3 to 4 hours of labor either one I choose. Is is easier to replace one over another?
The place I took it said the control arms were okay. When I called GM dealer, they said the only choice I had was the ball joint with control arm assembly.

Thanks in advance
rmd735
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Rmd735
November 5, 2008.



My suggestion would be install control arms because if the bushiongs are not bad now they will be soon, I actually replace the control arms for bushing problems mostly so in my opinion for the extra 45 bucks id replace the whole control arm.

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Mastertechtim
Nov 5, 2008.