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What is life of ball joints (miles) in average highway use? What is acceptable

(2006 Ford Expedition)
in Palm Bay, FL on October 10, 2011
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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of Cassels Garage on October 10, 2011
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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