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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-28-2015, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
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worn ball joints

my daughter has a 08 G6 4cly.
right lower ball joint is getting loose , she drives a lot of gravel roads.
then the front end started to shimmy, found loose ball joint, but also dirt/gravel build up , un-evenally in front wheels(steel with wheel covers).cleaned wheels out and car is ok now .
question is..... is there a measurement of play with a dial indicator.
or ,if any looseness,the ball joint has to be replaced, which is serviced only with a complete lower control arm

thanks , Keith
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Ball joint should be tight, any looseness should be replaced. It's one piece with the control arm.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-08-2015, 09:10 AM
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My 09 rattles like a wagon, not sure if it's ball joints or tie rod ends. These horrible Michigan roads don't help matters either. Probably looking at a major repair bill.
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