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Ford E-150 Car Problems

Front End May Make Rattle Noise Over Bumps, Handling Issues on Ford E-150

Problem Description and Solution

The front end may make a rattle noise over bumps. There may be handling issues, and play in the front wheels on inspection. If there is up and down movement on the front wheels while the lower control arms are being supported, inspect the upper and lower ball joints for excessive play. These are prone to failure from moisture entry and lack of lubrication. The ball joints should be replaced as needed.

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Problem Data

RepairPal Fair Price Estimate
$606-695
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Average mileage: 99,932 (30,120–175,000)
21 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

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Vehicle very unstable on roads without smooth surface. Mechanic recommended replacement of upper and lower ball joints with front end alignment for a total of $750.00. Looking for some reimbursement from Ford!