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Hmmm Alfa romeo 147 02 ball joint

i was told i needed a ball joint replaced on passenger side front, what im wanting to know is do i have to buy the whole wishbone or can i get the ball joint on its own. Thinks its the top 1.

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Wishbone - the ball joint is not separable. Well, you probably could separate and replace it...but would involve serious fabrication. A new wishbone is not expensive, and if the ball joint is hosed, the bushes are probably awful - normally they go way before the ball joint. Pretty simple job to replace if you are of the DIY inclination. I'd certainly do both sides.

There are loads of threads here showing how to do it.

(Edit - fundamentally the same answer for the lower one, but DIY is a bit more fraught and fiddly, though the tools are the same)
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