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Old 06-04-2009, 12:11 PM
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Well I ended up taking my truck to Ford for a transmission leak and state inspection. Well then the tech called me and says that they fixed the leak and inspection. He also said the lower ball joints are shot and the upper ball joints will need replaced. Then he said it would need an alignment too. Well all said and done its going to cost me "only $1040" as he said
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Old 06-04-2009, 12:13 PM
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Old 06-04-2009, 12:14 PM
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do the ball joints yourself they are easy! then get it aligned somewhere else for cheaper
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Old 06-04-2009, 12:16 PM
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He said it would be 1200 but he felt bad because of the load of bs I told him about me not working much so he put it down to 1040 .
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:02 PM
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id take it to a good alignment shop to get the whole thing done. if you dont want to do the ball joints yourself.. that price is a little steep IMO..
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:11 PM
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how much does an avarage ball joint replacement cost? and how hard is it to do it your self? my driver side is bad.
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:14 PM
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Im not sure but I think its cheaper that $1000
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:33 PM
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the first time i ever changed ball joints it took me from 8am to 1pm and that was goofing off a lot and a trip to the auto parts store for a ball joint tool. basicly you take the wheel off and then the caliper then the caliper braket then your rotor then your locking hub then the actual hub with the 4 bolts on the back pull your axle out. all thats left you just have to unbolt the ball joints and bang them out of the axle and you get the steering nuckel then use the ball joint press and press the old ones out and then press the new ones in and re assemble.
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:49 PM
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so you do em all at once?
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Old 06-04-2009, 07:09 PM
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yes do them all at once. you have the hub off you might as well. book time on it is just over 7 hrs i believe. i just had all of mine done, but i didnt pay that much it help that i work for a dealer and get employee cost.
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