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$850 to replace ball joints?

Hey guys, took my truck in for alignment knowing there could be more wrong and come to find out all my ball joints are shot. They lifted the truck up by the front axle and showed me the play. Is $850 a reasonable price to have all ball joints replaced? He offers a year warranty and is using "moog"?

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That's a great price IMO. I was going to be charged 750 for an alignment, ONE lower ball joint, and a tie rod end. That was with Moog parts, the only joints I'd use. That shop went out of business shortly after I was in there


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If that's parts and labor, then yes, it's a very reasonable price. The Moog's have a lifetime guarantee BTW.

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Awesome. thanks guys. told him I had to talk to my consultants before dropping cash. Getting it done tomorrow. Appreciate it.

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I wish I could get it done for that price, mormally I hear people talking about $1200 for this job. I think you scored!


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Out of curiosity, is this something that can be done at home --- well with the exception of the alignment? Just wondering if the ball joints and such could be replaced using standard tools and then you drive it to a place for an alignment. I've done that on other vehicles but not my truck....yet.
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You can do it in your driveway, you just need to rent the balljoint press


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For that price I might have to take the 3.5 hr cruise over to Chico to have them done there when the time comes for me lol.

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There are several shops in Sac that will do it for 400.00 in labor, and you can buy the ball joints all greasable for about 170 all moog. I just had them done.


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You can do it in your driveway, you just need to rent the balljoint press
haha you make it sound so easy. that and a 21mm swivel impact socket will do wonders

mitchell time on 4 balljoints is 6 hours. most shops will charge that or a little more depending

I just did balljoints in mine and I verified afterwards the alignment didn't change one bit
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