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Old 12-01-2009, 07:19 PM
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Ball joints

My EX has 120k on it and I think I may need new ball joints. The question I have is what can I expect to be charged for this? When I look on the internet I see that the parts are cheap, real cheap, including Moog brand. So is the labor on this effort that substantial????? Also, do I/should I change out the tie rod end, etc.? Thanks again for your experience and knowledge....ronbo
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Old 12-08-2009, 06:33 PM
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changed mine a few weeks ago and cost me about $1000,00. Shop rate is $85.00 per hour and included changing worn sway bar bushings
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Old 12-09-2009, 07:21 AM
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I just did mine myself. I have 115K miles on mine. Had a clunking while driving over rough road or bumps. Jack your front end off the ground enough to get a bar or 2X4 or something under your tire and pry up on it. If the tire moves up/down look for play in your ball joints. If so they are bad. I replaced mine and still had some clunking and came to find out my sway bar bushings were worn also fujiexpress. Now shes quiet and smooth. It is a very complex job and I did have to buy a special tool (axleshaft seal installer) to do the job. I have about $300 in parts. Ball joints, seals, o-rings, tools, etc.
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Old 12-11-2009, 06:27 AM
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some times they are NOT fun or easy but you will save kots of cash if you do it yourself.
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i just did mine about a month ago, along with steering stab. it had oh... 228k. i bought moog brand and took them to local shop, labor cost me 375 so i was pleased.
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had my wheel bearings and ball joints done about 15K ago and started hearing a popping noise when i stopped or went over a bump, jacked it up and driver side tire would move back and forth, but it wasn't the ball joints it was the dam wheel bearing so it is going back in Monday to get new wheel bearings.
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had my wheel bearings and ball joints done about 15K ago and started hearing a popping noise when i stopped or went over a bump, jacked it up and driver side tire would move back and forth, but it wasn't the ball joints it was the dam wheel bearing so it is going back in Monday to get new wheel bearings.
im not 100% positive but i think the wheel bearings were one of the recalls on the Excursions. may want to look into it. just might save you a little $$
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Old 12-11-2009, 08:12 PM
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im not 100% positive but i think the wheel bearings were one of the recalls on the Excursions. may want to look into it. just might save you a little $$
well I had them done at Pungo Off Road and i called them and they said it should all be covered, i will find out for sure monday when i go down to there shop.
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i did mine in 3 hours, and the ball joints were around 250, i didn't replace my seals cuz they were not leaking. they do kind of suck doing if you don't have the right tools thou.
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Old 12-11-2009, 09:19 PM
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they do kind of suck doing if you don't have the right tools thou.
im assuming a few hours you dident have the right tools ??
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