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post #1 of 4 Old 11-21-2003, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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Boingggg!!! in front end

Hi, all
I'm new to this forum (this is my first post) so here goes.

I have a '93 JGC with about 116k on it. When I had an inspection done on it a few months ago, they told me the ball joints were worn. I had it aligned then (which lasted about 2 weeks).
Recently, when making a fast left turn (either fast in speed, or hammering the throttle) it has started going BOING from the right front wheel area.

Could this be related to the "worn ball joints?" If so, how difficult are they to replace? I was quoted 600 bucks from the shop I was at, which seemed totally outrageous.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 4 Old 11-22-2003, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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Bumping it up ^ and adding more to be 20 characters
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post #3 of 4 Old 11-26-2003, 03:40 PM
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If you had bad ball joints, there is no way the shop could have aligned it. Get your money back for the alignment, or fix the ball joints and have them re-do it.

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post #4 of 4 Old 11-28-2003, 08:12 AM
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Ball Joints are not that hard.. Check your manual for directions and decide if you can do it or not..

If you decide to do it .. Go to Auto zone or something and buy a pickle fork and a 5 lb maul .. that will make it much easier..

I personally would not pay anyone that much money to do it..

It wont take you long to do your self..

Good luck...

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