The lower ball joints were modified durning the 1995 model year! ALSO many times the lower control arm bushings WEAR out in less than 80K miles!! Vibration in the front end will increase this wear.
Yes these bushings can be replaced & MB offers the bushing that causes this problem in a pair for both lower control arms! Part number is 140-333-18-14-26 & has a list price of $52.
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