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Ball Joint Replacement (Front) Service

How much does a Ball Joint Replacement (Front) cost?

On average, the cost for a Ford Flex Ball Joint Replacement (Front) is $198 with $84 for parts and $114 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2011 Ford FlexV6-3.5L TurboService typeBall Joint Front - Lower Right ReplacementEstimate$495.70Shop/Dealer Price$585.88 - $815.93
2014 Ford FlexV6-3.5L TurboService typeBall Joint Front - Lower Right ReplacementEstimate$757.66Shop/Dealer Price$922.37 - $1375.90
2013 Ford FlexV6-3.5LService typeBall Joint Front - Upper Right ReplacementEstimate$628.86Shop/Dealer Price$732.53 - $955.63
2017 Ford FlexV6-3.5LService typeBall Joint Front - Upper Left ReplacementEstimate$628.86Shop/Dealer Price$732.44 - $955.48
2017 Ford FlexV6-3.5L TurboService typeBall Joint Front - Upper Right ReplacementEstimate$581.58Shop/Dealer Price$673.49 - $861.18
2018 Ford FlexV6-3.5L TurboService typeBall Joint Front - Lower Right ReplacementEstimate$417.88Shop/Dealer Price$488.02 - $642.10
2013 Ford FlexV6-3.5L TurboService typeBall Joint Front - Lower Right ReplacementEstimate$766.66Shop/Dealer Price$931.12 - $1384.47
2015 Ford FlexV6-3.5LService typeBall Joint Front - Lower Left ReplacementEstimate$670.20Shop/Dealer Price$780.25 - $1020.43
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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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Ford Flex V6-3.5L - Car Starter Repair - Austin, Texas
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Jason
28 years of experience
Ford Flex V6-3.5L - Shift Interlock Solenoid - Antioch, California
On time, explained and showed me the problem

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Manuel
32 years of experience
Ford Flex V6-3.5L - Car is not starting - Mission Viejo, California
I wasn't home during the visit but my son said Manual was great.

Jeffrey

27 years of experience
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Jeffrey
27 years of experience
Ford Flex V6-3.5L - Car AC Repair - Charlotte, North Carolina
Jeff was early as others have stated and he contacted me prior to ask if it would be OK to get started. Jeff get the issue fixed quickly and it turned out to not need expensive parts in the end. I appreciate the honesty of the repair and the overall experience was drama free. Nicely done sir!

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