Estimated cost to replace front ball joints? recommend a mechanic? on 1996 Pontiac Firebird

I recently bought a 96 Firebird with great engine but front end problems. My local mechanic did not find anything unusual except a poorly maintained vehicle and recommended struts, which I had him install. A few days later I started the car, put it in reverse but rather than motion there was just a sickening hard metal clunk from the right front. Upon inspection, the strut was hanging there and the wheel was separated from the axel, the chasis was resting on the tire.

by in Forestville, CA on September 17, 2012
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ANSWER by on September 17, 2012
upper or lower ball joints?