Lower Ball Joints
I have an 07 Endeavor that needs new lower ball joints. The problem is that every parts store or dealer parts department only carries the complete lower control arm. I have found one online store that offers a ball joint that fits. The rarity of availability makes me nervous. Does anyone know if there is a potential issue in just replacing the ball joint and using a standard ball joint press kit to do it? Basically is there a reason it is so hard to find the ball joint and that everyone wants you to replace the whole control arm other than it makes them more money? I will do the work myself, I just don't want an issue to arise if there is some odd reason the whole thing should be changed. I have found bushings for the control arm so I feel that I could get that and the ball joint and come out hundreds of dollars cheaper and just as good. Does anyone have any experience with this?