How often do ball joints need to be replaced and how can I tell if they're going bad? I have had all four replaced in the last 5 yrs and now am told by one garage that one has 1/4 in. left and needs replacing now, while another garage says the lower ones "have too much play" and need replacing again! Who do I believe?
Ball joint replacement on 1997 Ford Explorer
by Visitor in Duluth, MN on March 16, 2010
ANSWER by hemicuda on March 16, 2010
If the ball joints need replacement again make sure they use the best quality ball joints available ( Moog or McQuay-Norris ) as the cheaper ball joints save you money but you end up replacing them sooner
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