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How much for ball joint replacement?

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Old 10-12-2011, 08:42 PM
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I'm a grad student moved out of my house into an apartment where they won't allow me to work on my truck. All four ball joints need replacing on my truck. I got a quote for $535 including parts, labor, and alignment. Does this sound right? I thought it was a pretty good price, but I wanted to check with you guys first. Thanks.
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Actually, that doesn't sound all that bad.... considering the number of labor hours in just doing ball joints...... And as it includes the alignment..... jump on it.
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Old 10-12-2011, 08:51 PM
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Actually, that doesn't sound all that bad.... considering the number of labor hours in just doing ball joints...... And as it includes the alignment..... jump on it.

+1. Alignment is normally $70 alone here. Good ball joints are not inexpensive, and your situation preventing you from working on it there leaves few options - except finding a friend that will let you do it at their house on a weekeend - for binging a couple of six packs.....
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You can save about $400 if you do it yourself. I've done all of mine twice, first time took me 3 days, second time took me literally three hours. But shops will charge you a pretty penny, that seems a fair price. I did the bushings at the same time, I recommend having those done as well.

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You can save about $400 if you do it yourself. I've done all of mine twice, first time took me 3 days, second time took me literally three hours. But shops will charge you a pretty penny, that seems a fair price
So you can get four ball joints for a $135 ?
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Old 10-13-2011, 07:08 AM
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You can get duralast ball joints from autozone for about $160 plus tax
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I priced a set of ball joints for just over $200, I think from autozone too.
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So you can get four ball joints for a $135 ?
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I priced a set of ball joints for just over $200, I think from autozone too.
Quad4x4 - $150
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Fubba, do you live near a military post? If you do, most have places where they will work on your truck and the labor rates are LOW. I got rear brake shoes replaced on my old 1996 PLUS they turned the drums. It was only 65 bucks in Ft Sill Oklahoma in 2008 before tax. I think it was a Firestone that the army allowed to open up in there. They just have to settle on prices for military members.

They didn't check my ID. Maybe they won't check yours.
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So you can get four ball joints for a $135 ?
Potentially cheaper than that. See attached.
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