The ball joint came apart You have to replace it in whatever way the replacement part is sold. If it is only sold with a control arm, then that's what you have to change. This is all assuming no other damage was done when it came apart.
If the joint is sold separately, it can be replaced alone. Just be prepared that I believe the original is riveted in and those rivets will have to be cut or drilled out to get the old one out.
Thursday, October 28th, 2010 AT 11:52 AM