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Old 11-20-2007, 03:49 PM
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Question Murano balljoint replacement

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I have a 2003 Murano and I noticed my passenger-side balljoint is loose - to the point the wheel has about 1 inch play. Question: do I need to replace the entire control arm or can I just replace the balljoint. The dealer told me I need to replace the entire control arm - but then... it's the dealer guy talking...
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It is only available as a complete control arm.
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Thanks. Bought the control arm and changed it... Surprisingly, the dealer had the best price - even aftermarket part prices were much higher...
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Is it possible to replace the ball joint only?
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Can you replace the ball joint only w/ after market ball joint?
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No. The Murano balljoints are part of the control arm. You can't separate the balljoint from the rest of the control arm.
I replaced them on both sides. The dealer's price for the control arms was significantly better than aftermarket prices. I never use aftermarket parts for steering/suspension. On a separate note - I replaced my tie rod end yesterday and noticed the joint itself on the dealer's part is sealed better than the aftermarket ones I used as a replacement on other cars. It said "Made in Japan"...
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