Does this car have an upper ball joint?

Tiny
CAMPBELLTWYLA90
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  • 2003 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 250,000 MILES
Can I purchase whole A-arm upper and lower complete assembly anywhere? The car listed above is a GL model.
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Friday, December 17th, 2021 AT 11:51 PM

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Tiny
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There is no upper ball joint on this type of suspension. Basically, the upper part of the knuckle is held in place by the lower part of the strut assembly.

I attached the info below on how to replace the lower ball joint and a diagram that shows the details on the suspension.

Here are a couple of guides that will help with this, but your detail is below from the manual. Your lower ball joint is bolted in so you will not need to press them out.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/lower-control-arm-bushing-replacement

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-release-a-ball-joint

Please run through this info and let us know what questions you find.

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Saturday, December 18th, 2021 AT 9:08 AM

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