- Apr 20, 2020
So I was driving my car to work and noticed a knocking sound from the passenger side wheel well. Parked and got out to look, one of the lower contol arm ball joint boots is collapsed and has the bolt poking through. Do these cars have 2 lower ball joints on each side? I was told the car doesn't have any play there. I was also told you have to replace the whole lower contol arm, not just the ball joints. They quoted me $1200 (in CT) to replace one lower arm on each side and alignment, is that fair? Seems high. Is this something I can do myself at home? And if so what tools will I need.