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1997 Ford Explorer Question: Ball joint replacement

 

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Visitor, 5.0L V8, Duluth, MN, March 16, 2010, 08:12

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?

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    hemicuda March 16, 2010, 09:45
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    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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