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2006 Ford Expedition Question: what is life of ball joints (miles) in average highway use? What is acceptable

 

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boltman, Palm Bay, FL, October 10, 2011, 07:38
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With wheel off ground, there is about 1/8 inch of vertical play in joint when lifted with a pry bar.

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    Cassels from Cassels Garage, October 10, 2011, 09:27
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    Ford & other manufactures, stopped using greasable ball joints some time ago. Unfortunatly, now they only last about 60,000 miles. 1/8 inch play is still acceptable, 3/16 you should look to replace.

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