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Ball Joint Replacement (Front) Estimate for Kia Spectra

Kia Spectra Ball Joint Replacement (Front) costs $138 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2009 Kia SpectraL4-2.0LService typeBall Joint Front - Lower Left ReplacementEstimate$178.67Shop/Dealer Price$211.98 - $280.09
2001 Kia SpectraL4-1.8LService typeBall Joint Front - Upper Left ReplacementEstimate$167.11Shop/Dealer Price$199.48 - $269.95
2006 Kia SpectraL4-2.0LService typeBall Joint Front - Lower Right ReplacementEstimate$184.67Shop/Dealer Price$217.18 - $284.70
2004 Kia SpectraL4-2.0LService typeBall Joint Front - Upper Right ReplacementEstimate$167.11Shop/Dealer Price$201.16 - $272.89
2006 Kia SpectraL4-2.0LService typeBall Joint Front - Upper Left ReplacementEstimate$149.85Shop/Dealer Price$176.68 - $233.29
2000 Kia SpectraL4-1.8LService typeBall Joint Front - Upper Left ReplacementEstimate$172.11Shop/Dealer Price$203.04 - $272.44
2000 Kia SpectraL4-1.8LService typeBall Joint Front - Upper Right ReplacementEstimate$162.11Shop/Dealer Price$193.63 - $263.47
2003 Kia SpectraL4-1.8LService typeBall Joint Front - Lower Left ReplacementEstimate$238.35Shop/Dealer Price$291.55 - $420.53
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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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Richard

19 years of experience
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Richard
19 years of experience
Kia Spectra - Battery - Decatur, Georgia
Richard was on time, knowledgeable, pleasant and fast! He even took an extra step and put air in a tire that had gone flat! Very nice experience! I'll be using this service again for sure!

Jason

21 years of experience
188 reviews
Jason
21 years of experience
Kia Spectra - Oil Change - Nashville, Tennessee
Excellent service

Chad

14 years of experience
76 reviews
Chad
14 years of experience
Kia Spectra - Axle / CV Shaft Assembly Replacement (Driver Side Front, Passenger Side Front) - Richmond, Virginia
Very good. Chad was knowledgeable on what the source of the problem was and gave me recommendations of things to be attended to in the near future.

Zandro

15 years of experience
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Zandro
15 years of experience
Kia Spectra - Alternator - Las Vegas, Nevada

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