: I need new ball joints



acecody
04-01-05, 06:28 PM
Does anyone out there know where you can buy the front ball joints for a 1997 Cadillac Catera, other than at the dealership? I checked with "AutoZone, Checker, and Napa" and no dice. They are unreasonably priced at the dealership, but i know i need them and want "new" ones, thanks for the help.

omermurat
04-01-05, 07:50 PM
If you are sure these are your ball joints (lower ball joint is the only one on these cars) just follow that link

http://www.trademotion.com/partlocator/index.cfm?action=getLocator&siteid=213906&chapter=DP1MX0&appSectionid=19&groupid=20090&subgroupid=60997&make=5&model=Catera&year=1997&catalogid=1

or simply go to www.parts.com and check every site listed there.

MrSmith
04-04-05, 08:08 PM
do you need to do an alignment after replacing ball joints?

Vesicant
04-04-05, 09:14 PM
To be on the safe side yes- anytime you replace a front end component it shoild be checked for alignment after the job's done.

acecody
04-06-05, 11:58 AM
Thanks guys, I appreciate the links