NA Front Upper Control Arm Ball Joint Replacement

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NA Front Upper Control Arm Ball Joint Replacement

Postby mazdatenfive » Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:19 pm

Wondering if any one knows how to replace ball joint on upper front NA control arm.

My research says you need to buy a replacement.

Any one know of a simpler fix.

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Re: NA Front Upper Control Arm Ball Joint Replacement

Postby mazdatenfive » Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:25 am

Does anyone know anything thay may help.

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NA Front Upper Control Arm Ball Joint Replacement

Postby CheyneX5 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:01 pm

I was told by my mechanic that it's much better to get a new control arm, it's an expensive task either way.
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Re: NA Front Upper Control Arm Ball Joint Replacement

Postby de Bounce » Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:11 pm

According to Mazda, the ball joint is part of the upper arm and is repaired/replace as part of the complete upper arm assembly.

Could try to source a good second hand one or new from Mazda or MX5 Parts UK

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Re: NA Front Upper Control Arm Ball Joint Replacement

Postby mazdatenfive » Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:15 pm

Dam there expensive! :roll:

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Re: NA Front Upper Control Arm Ball Joint Replacement

Postby de Bounce » Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:28 pm

mazdatenfive wrote:Dam there expensive! :roll:

Cheaper than a NB with ABS :twisted:
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Re: NA Front Upper Control Arm Ball Joint Replacement

Postby Boyracer » Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:41 pm

What model do you need?? I have a few in the shed.
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Re: NA Front Upper Control Arm Ball Joint Replacement

Postby mazdatenfive » Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:20 pm

Boyracer wrote:What model do you need?? I have a few in the shed.
NA6 or 8, think they are the same.

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Re: NA Front Upper Control Arm Ball Joint Replacement

Postby CHRISTolo » Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:08 am

Just read this -http://www.carcare101.info/project-miata/v8-roadsters-rebuildable-upper-ball-joint-installation/

Removal is the hardest part, local pedders/brake mechanic may have a press.

Front upper ball joints are critical to accurate steering. Until now, the only way to get replacements for worn-out ball joints was to buy entire new control arms from Mazda for over $300 per pair. V-8 Roadsters has finally solved this dilemma with their replacement ball joints. They are far higher quality than the factory ones as well as being adjustable, rebuildable, and lubricate-able.

taper on ball joint fits all NA and NB front spindles
splines on housing match stock Mazda control arms for easy replacement
tension-adjustable
Zerk fittings for refilling with grease
copper-plated hardened steel studs
billet aluminum housing is hard anodized for protection from the elements
includes boots, castle nuts, cotter pins, and washers


Price for both sides $150 USD

http://www.miataroadster.com/v8_roadste ... 09013.aspx


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