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Old 03-08-2007, 01:44 PM
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How much should it cost for a DIY ball joint job?

I get some slight clunking when I'm on a bumpy road so I think that my ball joints might be in need of replacement soon. I haven't had the wheels off the front yet so I want to get in there and check the pads and rotors too. If I do it myself and get the parts from NAPA how much should it cost?
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Old 03-08-2007, 02:06 PM
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expect to pay about $100 per side if you do it yourself. and keep in mind that when u pull your axle out, try not to damage the dust seal in the steering knuckle. if you do, they cost about $30 from your ford dealer. all in all its fairly easy. i did both sides in about 5 hours. so if u have anymore questions, get a hold of me on here.
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Old 03-08-2007, 03:50 PM
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Figure out what your problem is before looking at prices.

You can buy ball joints, rent a ball joint press (100 bucks) and do it in your driveway. You'll also need a BFH and a good sized pickle fork. Call around or go to Powerstrokeshop.com - PSD and Ford Superduty Parts.

Jack the truck up, and have someone strong yank back and forth on the tires and look for movement in the ball joints and wheel bearings. Let us know, I can walk you through both problems...
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