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Old 09-19-2011, 02:02 PM   #1
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Getting ball joints checked/repair cost

Upper and Lower ball joints...how should I go about diagnosing if mine are bad...and what's the damage gonna be to repair, either DIY or an average shop cost?

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Old 09-19-2011, 02:13 PM   #2
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going through same issue right now. Trying to determine if mine are bad or not. I have read in many places that cupping on the tire is a common culprit (among others) from bad ball joints. Looks relatively easy to replace. Just need to rent a ball joint press from your local auto store (can be up to $140, refundable though) to do so.

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Not sure if I can place that link in here, but it was a huge help to me to decide that I could definitely do this on my own.

Also helps you with figuring out how to determine if the joints are bad. You are looking at ~$130 for the upper and lower ball joints. The rest, you should have all the other tools, minus the press.

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to see if they are bad all you have to do it get the tires off the ground and have a friend lift the tire up and down and if theres any play they mostlikly they are bad. hope that helps if you need me to explain it better just ask
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