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Old 10-03-2011, 08:05 PM   #1
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I picked up a nice 98 saturn l sedan for $700 bones from an old lady. Will make a nice winter gas saver car. The sway bar is attached to the lowercontrol arm through a ball joint. The ball joint threads into the hollow sway bar. Well, the bolt is stripped and the bolt hole is also stripped out. I do a little welding on the side with an ac220 buzz box and a hobart 180handler mig. Do you think a weld would hold the stripped ball joint bolt in the sway bar?
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Its hard to say without pictures but it doesnt sound like a very good idea. Those are pretty common in pick-a-parts out here, not sure about your area. I would think you could get the parts and fix it right fairly cheap.
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