Booked in for balljoints - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-05-2008, 10:57 AM
Member
 

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 74
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Booked in for balljoints

So I have my truck booked in for monday to do the upper / lower ball joints on both sides. While it's getting tore apart, I'm getting them to replace the o-rings and seals for the hubs.
Anything else I should be doing?
I thought of doing the leveling kit, but ran out of time to order it.
Brakes were just done about 10,000 kms ago......so they should be good.

They quoted me $1200.00 including alignment.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 04-05-2008, 11:14 AM
Serving Our Country!
 

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: GREAT LAKES,IL
Posts: 636
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
that sounds about right i was quoted 950 to do mine. make sure they use teh moog brand ball joints so you can grease them. and from whati know there is 2 orings that need to be replaced or at least looked at while everything is off. one of them is teh culprit for the auto hubs not working
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 04-05-2008, 03:07 PM
Member
 

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 74
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Right on......
He is changing 4 seals and 2 o-rings.

I don't know if that is right or not, but he agreed that the seals and o-rings should be done.
The seals seem really expensive, but he said he gets them from Ford.
Seals were about 118 and 80. $200.00 just for the seals!
I wish I could've done the leveling kit at the same time considering I'll need an alignment......again!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 04-05-2008, 05:54 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 370
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The entire kit of 4 ball joints, and seals is only $263 from powerstrokeshop.com. An alignment is about $80. So you're paying $857 in labor...labor that will take about 3 hours. Damn do they lube you for that? I suggest you get some experience and do it yourself or with the help of someone on here if there's someone local to you.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 04-05-2008, 06:22 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sidney, Ohio
Posts: 517
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by daboostcreep View Post
The entire kit of 4 ball joints, and seals is only $263 from powerstrokeshop.com. An alignment is about $80. So you're paying $857 in labor...labor that will take about 3 hours. Damn do they lube you for that? I suggest you get some experience and do it yourself or with the help of someone on here if there's someone local to you.
No Kidding!!! I feel ripped off now. The last set I did I only charged the guy 300. and that included replacing the axle u-joints too But he did have to take it somewhere to get the alignment done. No wonder he was so happy.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 04-05-2008, 07:07 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Cleveland TN
Posts: 46
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I agree to high. Mechanic buy trade did my own 3 hours tops. Dont no what book time is maybe 6 hours. I fix Toyotas.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 04-05-2008, 07:43 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: michigan
Posts: 4,241
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
my boss and i did mine on my old stroke 4x4 and it took us about 3 hours tops. wasnt very hard at all.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors