thanks for the advice tumba but i dont think that greasing in the joint will help at this point. There is too much play in the joint to consider that. The factory joint (I think) does not seperate from the upper control arm. My local parts store has the upper control arm with a ball joint already pressed into it. My question is how much work is involved to take the old upper control arm/ ball joint assembly out and to replace with the new parts? Do I have to take the whole wheel assembly i.e shock, spring, spindle, brakes, apart or can i just take the upper control arm? What are some of the problems i may encounter?
Ok wait a minute i think i put the cart before the horse. I didnt read klitch's post. Thanks guys