Ball Joint Replacement (Front) Estimate for Cadillac 60 Special

Cadillac 60 Special Ball Joint Replacement (Front) costs $178 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$149 to $223
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Parts: $79
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$251 to 326
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
1993 Cadillac 60 SpecialV8-4.9LService typeBall Joint Front - Lower Right ReplacementYourMechanic Price$211.59Shop/Dealer Price$278.73 - $377.23
1993 Cadillac 60 SpecialV8-4.9LService typeBall Joint Front - Upper Left ReplacementYourMechanic Price$154.01Shop/Dealer Price$200.54 - $282.70
1993 Cadillac 60 SpecialV8-4.9LService typeBall Joint Front - Lower Left ReplacementYourMechanic Price$210.01Shop/Dealer Price$276.83 - $374.19
1993 Cadillac 60 SpecialV8-4.9LService typeBall Joint Front - Upper Right ReplacementYourMechanic Price$154.01Shop/Dealer Price$200.50 - $282.62
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Patrick
27 years of experience
My 2007 Cadillac SRX AWD V6 was pinging on acceleration, had lost engine pep and the gas mileage had dropped to about 10 miles per gallon. The car has 97,000 miles on it and Cadillac recommends changing spark plugs at 100,000 miles. I called Cadillac and got a quote of $ 550. Wow! I called your mechanic and got a quote for $ 299.00. I asked for Patrick, who I had used before. Patrick came and and did a pretty involved job disassembling the top of the engine to reach the spark plugs and replaced them in about 3 hours. Patrick noted that the old plugs were very worn and that the spark plug tubes and the spark tubes had oil at the bottom of them. He told me that might be because the seal at the bottom of the spark plug tubes had failed, allowing oil from inside the valve cover to get into the spark plug tubes. I did some research and found that these seals failing is a relatively common issue in SRX's as well as other vehicles. The seals are not expensive but it appears that to replace them, the top of the engine would need to be disassembled again plus the valve cover on each side would also have to be removed, Then the seals could be installed and everything reassembled. That's most likely an expensive job. I drove the car after the new plugs were installed. Quite a difference. The car has its pep back, the mileage is starting to rise back to normal levels, and although I still get a slight ping at times, at this point it is about 90 % less than I was getting. My question is if I do nothing about the spark plug tube seals, will my issues return? Notes about this indicate that at some point the spark plugs are fouled enough to cause engine error faults and misfires if the spark plug tube seals are not replaced. Now I have to decide if I want to spend the money to have the new seals installed or take my chances and see what happens. If you read this Patrick, I would appreciate your best guess. Patrick is a very good mechanic. My dad ran an auto parts store, a garage and a machine shop for 25 years so I do know a few things about cars and know a good mechanic when I see one. If you need an excellent mechanic who is also honest, look no further than Patrick.
2007 CADILLAC SRX - SPARK PLUG REPLACEMENT
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2013 CADILLAC XTS - OIL CHANGE
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Casey
11 years of experience
Casey was great! He called to let me know he was on his way and showed up on time. Casey was very professional showing me each step he was going to take & then again summarizing after he fixed my car. I will recommend Casey and Your Mechanic to all my friends and relatives.
1999 CADILLAC DEVILLE - CAR IS NOT STARTING INSPECTION
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Alvin
10 years of experience
It was really good 5 stars
2006 CADILLAC STS - CRANKSHAFT POSITION SENSOR REPLACEMENT
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All about Ball Joint Replacement (Front)

Ball joints are a part of your vehicle's suspension system that connect the steering knuckles to the control arms. A ball joint is essentially a flexible ball and socket that allows the suspension to move and, at the same time, the wheels to steer. Cars and trucks will have multiple ball joint assemblies depending on their type of suspension system. Like any other suspension component, ball joints will eventually wear out and become loose. Excessive play in the joint can affect wheel alignment and tire wear. Loose joints can also cause suspension noise (typically a "clunking" sound when going over a bump). If a ball joint fails, the suspension can collapse, causing a loss of control of the vehicle.

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