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Old 06-29-2017, 09:40 AM   #1
Old Blevins
Old Blevins
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Los Alamos, NM
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Alignment Needed After Rear Ball Joint Replacement?

I have a 2000 Boxster S in to a new (to me) mechanic for a thunking/squeaking sound in right rear. He's diagnosed it as a bad ball joint which he has ordered. I gather this comes with the control arm.

Today he mentioned I needed to get it aligned after he installs the new part. Tires have always worn evenly, car has always ridden smooth. Do I really need an alignment after a rear ball joint replacement? Or is it something I should road test and see how it feels?
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