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Ball Joint Replacement (Front) Estimate for Ford Explorer Sport Trac

Ford Explorer Sport Trac Ball Joint Replacement (Front) costs $192 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2008 Ford Explorer Sport TracV6-4.0LService typeBall Joint Front - Upper Right ReplacementEstimate$258.11Shop/Dealer Price$311.28 - $438.97
2003 Ford Explorer Sport TracV6-4.0LService typeBall Joint Front - Upper Left ReplacementEstimate$273.05Shop/Dealer Price$331.91 - $481.83
2005 Ford Explorer Sport TracV6-4.0LService typeBall Joint Front - Upper Right ReplacementEstimate$278.05Shop/Dealer Price$336.19 - $485.57
2007 Ford Explorer Sport TracV6-4.0LService typeBall Joint Front - Lower Right ReplacementEstimate$253.25Shop/Dealer Price$307.29 - $432.90
2008 Ford Explorer Sport TracV8-4.6LService typeBall Joint Front - Lower Left ReplacementEstimate$253.25Shop/Dealer Price$303.81 - $426.81
2008 Ford Explorer Sport TracV8-4.6LService typeBall Joint Front - Upper Right ReplacementEstimate$264.11Shop/Dealer Price$315.44 - $441.75
2009 Ford Explorer Sport TracV8-4.6LService typeBall Joint Front - Upper Right ReplacementEstimate$264.11Shop/Dealer Price$315.62 - $442.08
2004 Ford Explorer Sport TracV6-4.0LService typeBall Joint Front - Upper Right ReplacementEstimate$273.05Shop/Dealer Price$331.23 - $480.66
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Ball Joint Replacement (Front) Service

What is the Ball Joint Front all about?

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.

Keep in mind:

Depending on the suspension design, ball joints can be found either in the front or the rear. The vehicle may need to be taken to a shop for wheel alignment after this service. Mobile mechanics do not have the machinery to align wheels.

How it's done:

  • Remove the wheels.
  • Remove the control arm(s).
  • Remove and replace ball joints.
  • Check the entire suspension system for any problems.

Our recommendation:

When applicable, make sure the ball joints are lubricated during a major service.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Ball Joint Front?

  • Clunking noise from front tires.
  • Steering wheel shakes.
  • Car moves to the right or left, especially going over the bumps.
  • Vehicle tires have abnormal wear.

How important is this service?

The ball joint connects the control arm to the steering knuckle. As the wheels – and therefore the steering knuckles – move, the ball joints help the suspension – and therefore the control arm – stay steady. And as the suspension moves, the ball joints help the wheels steer. When the ball joints fail, the suspension and wheels have a hard time working independent of each other. This puts unnecessary strain on each component, which can alter wheel alignment and severely damage the suspension.

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Tung

15 years of experience
310 reviews
Tung
15 years of experience
Ford Explorer Sport Trac - Ball Joint Front Replacement (Upper Left, Upper Right, Lower Left, Lower Right) - Atlanta, Georgia
Tung is a great mechanic and easy to work with.

Travis

17 years of experience
98 reviews
Travis
17 years of experience
Ford Explorer Sport Trac - Ball Joint Front Replacement (Upper Left, Upper Right, Lower Left, Lower Right) - Ladson, South Carolina
He was very knowledgeable and helped me all the way through

Peter

42 years of experience
1319 reviews
Peter
42 years of experience
Ford Explorer Sport Trac - Valve Cover Gasket - Glendale, Arizona
Wow! That sums it up. This is the most knowledgeable, professional and efficient mechanic I have ever met. Very pleased with the service performed and the assessment given. From this point forward, he is the person for my jobs. Thanks so much! Restored my faith in mechanics.

David

15 years of experience
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David
15 years of experience
Ford Explorer Sport Trac - Thermostat Housing - Pittsburg, California
Excellent as expected!

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