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Ball Joint Replacement (Front) Estimate for Saab 9-3

Saab 9-3 Ball Joint Replacement (Front) costs $358 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2010 Saab 9-3L4-2.0L TurboService typeBall Joint Front - Upper Right ReplacementEstimate$387.80Shop/Dealer Price$469.71 - $672.78
2010 Saab 9-3L4-2.0L TurboService typeBall Joint Front - Lower Right ReplacementEstimate$809.44Shop/Dealer Price$993.82 - $1496.58
2005 Saab 9-3L4-2.0L TurboService typeBall Joint Front - Lower Left ReplacementEstimate$809.44Shop/Dealer Price$993.93 - $1496.77
2008 Saab 9-3V6-2.8L TurboService typeBall Joint Front - Upper Right ReplacementEstimate$207.28Shop/Dealer Price$240.90 - $301.72
2006 Saab 9-3L4-2.0L TurboService typeBall Joint Front - Lower Left ReplacementEstimate$809.44Shop/Dealer Price$997.12 - $1502.36
2004 Saab 9-3L4-2.0L TurboService typeBall Joint Front - Lower Left ReplacementEstimate$809.44Shop/Dealer Price$991.61 - $1492.71
2009 Saab 9-3L4-2.0L TurboService typeBall Joint Front - Lower Right ReplacementEstimate$809.44Shop/Dealer Price$987.94 - $1486.28
2007 Saab 9-3L4-2.0L TurboService typeBall Joint Front - Upper Right ReplacementEstimate$395.80Shop/Dealer Price$475.41 - $676.76
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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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Chad

15 years of experience
76 reviews
Chad
15 years of experience
Saab 9-3 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Hopewell, Virginia
Chad got here bright and early and accomodated my crazy scheduling problems. He communicated frequently, sharing with me what he found and letting me know his next steps. He devoted time and effort above the call of his service appointment to make sure my car was taken care of. Chad also provided me with follow up recommendations and estimates; because of the high quality of his service and his positive and professional attitude, I will be making any further appointments with him. I would absolutely recommend him.

Grzegorz

40 years of experience
473 reviews
Grzegorz
40 years of experience
Saab 9-3 - Coolant Reservoir - San Francisco, California
Grzegorz is always great. He’s been taking care of my car since I started with Your Mechanic. He’s trustworthy, very knowledgeable, and efficient. My car is in good hands with him!

Tony

13 years of experience
121 reviews
Tony
13 years of experience
Saab 9-3 - Check Engine Light is on - Richmond, California
Tony is always amazingly friendly, and is a wealth of information about my car.

Hakim

16 years of experience
10 reviews
Hakim
16 years of experience
Saab 9-3 - Replace hood release cable - Westfield, New Jersey
Hakim is a very pleasant professional. He showed up on time, calling earlier to say he was on the way. He examined to car (disabled hood release cable) and went right to work. He was able to diagnose that the cable was operable but detached, thereby saving me the expense on parts. After all the repairs were completed, my bill was much lower than estimated. The auto dealer who had originally examined the problem said it would be 5x what MyMechanic charged. This was a great value.

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