Originally Posted by the persuader
Welded in? Um no... they are pressed in and require a ball joint press to remove.
Totally agree. Dodge didn't weld the ball joints in. As long as a previous owner didn't you should be fine. It can be labor intensive if there is rust! They should have checked the ball joints before doing the alignment. But if you don't tell them you have a problem a lot of alignment techs will ONLY do what you ask them to.
Hope this helps ya,