This is not a difficult R&R, but it is very cramped at the top of the shock towers. If you have Xtra Large hands, it will be a challenge. First thing is to jack up the rear of the car and remove the rear tire:
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Ball joints. Those little things on the bottom of the front control arms that hold just about everything together up there! When they go, or are worn out the front end of the car gets very sloppy and in some states, you won’t pass inspection. The Porsche 911 uses one ball joint on each control
Although my 1987 Porsche 911 has less than 50K miles, the front end has felt a bit loose. If I did the standard shock absorber test of bouncing up and down on the front bumper, the car would rebound twice before settling down. Ball joints were also needed so I figured I’d do it all
Lose the wooden dowel!
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