My wife's 2000 Envoy. The shop wouldn't do the alignment because of a bad drivers side ball joint.
I replaced it myself. (You have to grind off the rivets on the original OEM one that's there.) The new ball joint bolts on.
Then I have seen on the internet of GM ball joints failing.
To test the ball joints. Jack the side of the car up on the SUSPENSION. Put a bar underneath the tire and pry up & down. There should be NO play.
Sunday, October 22nd, 2006 AT 7:34 AM