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Ball Joint Replacement (Front) Estimate for Mercury Tracer

Mercury Tracer Ball Joint Replacement (Front) costs $190 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1994 Mercury TracerL4-1.9LService typeBall Joint Front - Lower Left ReplacementEstimate$245.25Shop/Dealer Price$292.71 - $404.38
1996 Mercury TracerL4-1.8LService typeBall Joint Front - Lower Left ReplacementEstimate$223.25Shop/Dealer Price$270.73 - $382.42
1988 Mercury TracerL4-1.6LService typeBall Joint Front - Lower Left ReplacementEstimate$254.74Shop/Dealer Price$305.54 - $410.45
1999 Mercury TracerL4-2.0LService typeBall Joint Front - Upper Right ReplacementEstimate$284.75Shop/Dealer Price$348.34 - $511.20
1994 Mercury TracerL4-1.9LService typeBall Joint Front - Upper Left ReplacementEstimate$188.95Shop/Dealer Price$228.62 - $319.67
1999 Mercury TracerL4-2.0LService typeBall Joint Front - Lower Right ReplacementEstimate$292.75Shop/Dealer Price$357.60 - $521.41
1996 Mercury TracerL4-1.9LService typeBall Joint Front - Upper Right ReplacementEstimate$193.95Shop/Dealer Price$233.47 - $324.40
1990 Mercury TracerL4-1.6LService typeBall Joint Front - Upper Right ReplacementEstimate$310.91Shop/Dealer Price$376.60 - $533.83
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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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Chris

16 years of experience
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Chris
16 years of experience
Mercury Tracer L4-2.0L - Bleed Brakes - Dallas, Texas
Very quick, this is the second time, Chris has worked on my car. I can not express my gratitude at how professional he is. I will gladly book Chris if further work is need on my car.

Kyle

13 years of experience
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Kyle
13 years of experience
Mercury Tracer L4-2.0L - Tie Rod End Replacement (Front Left Inner, Front Right Inner) - Dallas, Texas
Kyle again did outstanding work. For some reason I had the wrong part. He took it back to exchange and the Auto store was out of stock. The nearest store that had one in stock was THIRTEEN miles away. Kyle was kind enough to drive that far, for the replacement. In my book, he is one kind and professional person.

Chris

15 years of experience
112 reviews
Chris
15 years of experience
Mercury Tracer L4-2.0L - Oil Change - Tampa, Florida
very good

Chris

26 years of experience
126 reviews
Chris
26 years of experience
Mercury Tracer L4-1.9L - Brake Master Cylinder - Roseville, California
He arrived early and went straight to work. Very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. I will ask fir him next time. Very nice man.

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