Is This A Sign Of Bad Upper & Lower Ball Joint?
This problem has gotten worse over the past two days, but my drivers side when forced up and down, or hitting ANY kind of decent size bump will sound like an old door hinge being opened and closed constantly until the cabin balances out.
The ball joints from what I can tell, at least the upper looks rough, but the bottom one has been re greased with grease filling, and has no sign of leaks, but any time I hit a bump....oh man is it annoying.
The sway bar and it's bushings look rather new, so I don't think it could be the sway bar, the sound only happens over bumps, not turning, and the sound is barely audible if I force the cab up and down when the wheels are turned, only when wheels are straight is it as loud as can be.
I have yet to take it to a mechanic to have it looked at, but I am going to do so soon, does it sound like it's my ball joints? And if so anyone have an average cost of what it might cost to get them done by a mechanic?