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Old 10-28-2012, 11:43 AM
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Front End Steering/BallJoints replacement cost

Hey Guys

Has anyone paid to have this kit installed?

Moog_PackageDeal012 Ford F250 350 Super Duty 99-04 Front End Steering Pack

Includes:
Front Lower Ball Joints - K8607T (Quantity 2)
Front Upper Ball Joints - K80026 (Quantity 2)
Front Tie Rod End at Pitman Arm - ES3427T (Quantity 1)
Front Tie Rod End at Right Hand Connecting Tie Rid - DS1438 (Quantity 1)
Front Outer Connecting Tie Rod End Passenger Side - DS1439 (Quantity 1)
Front Outer Tie Rod End Drivers Side - ES3423 (Quantity 1)
Tie Rod End Adjusting Sleeve at Pitman Arm - ES3426S (Quantity 1)
Tie Rod End Adjusting Sleeve Driver Side - ES3422S (Quantity 1)


I am thinking about ordering this and having it installed by a shop, just wondering about how many hours it would take or possibly what some others have paid for this type of service.

Thanks!
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:10 PM
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I don't know what it would cost to have it installed, I do my own work... just put ball joints in the left side of the red truck on friday, and still need to do the right side...

However, the cost of all the parts seems reasonable.... I'd buy it if I was in need of all the parts listed, or was doing a complete rebuild of the front end of one of my trucks.

I try to buy my stuff at the local Advance Auto Parts, buddy of mine works there, and 'warrentees' stuff out for me most of the time, so the cost isn't really compairable!

Tie rod ends are easy enough to do yourself, but require an alignment after... the ball joints are a little more involved, but I've made the tools I need to do it myself in a reasonable amount of time, and don't mind doing it. I have no idea what a shop would charge to do it all for you...

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Yeah, I keep going back and forth... Do it myself? Or pay someone? I haven't really done a project like ball joints before.
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Moog makes good stuff ... ESP if it says made in USA on the box
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I have been looking into doing this myself as we'll. I found this link on you tube. It's the most detailed video I found.
. It has over 79000 views
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A shop will charge you probably $800-1000 to install all of those parts.
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Dam that's a lot
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The local ford dealership quoted me $700 to do the upper and lower ball joints on one side only (including an alignment). Granted, that included the price of OEM parts.
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Old 10-29-2012, 04:41 AM
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WOw, this place locally just quoted me $408 labor for the upper and lower ball joints (both sides) and around $175 for tie rod ends and $69.99 for front end alignment. I asked them to double check the $408 number and they said that is how much it cost. Not too bad.
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So all said and done, you're looking at about $1100 for parts and labor to totally rebuild the front end of your truck... not bad, concidering it is going to take them most of a days work to do it all, and involve one, if not 2, tech's time.

I would check the universal joints in your front axles, as they have to come out to replace the ball joints, and if they have much age on them at all, this would be the time to replace them... I always make sure I use greasable ones.
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