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Old 11-05-2014, 08:32 PM
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UCA ball-joint not available?

For a 1983 300SD, anyone know if the upper-control-arm ball-joint is sold separately? Can't seem to find one on various parts sites - only the whole arm...rubber looks fine on all my bushings, so I'd like to replace only one side with a new ball-joint if possible.



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Old 11-05-2014, 09:09 PM
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The Ball Joint is not replaceable. You buy the whole Control Arm as a unit.

The W116, W123 and W123 are all made that way.

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Old 11-05-2014, 10:18 PM
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If you look around you can find new old stock arms on eBay that do NOT come with the pair of rubber bushings. Supposes then you could re-use your bushings. But Lemforder control arm assemblies are inexpensive enough to consider just getting the new unit plus bushings.
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Old 11-05-2014, 11:57 PM
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What is the issue with the balljoints? If it's just torn boots, you can probably get boot kits from the dealer (they exist for the w123, that much I know for certain).

That's the good news. The bad news is that they will run you about 2/3 the price of the new complete arm assembly (Lemforder).
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