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Ball Joint Replacement (Front) Estimate for Saturn SL1

Saturn SL1 Ball Joint Replacement (Front) costs $146 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1998 Saturn SL1L4-1.9LService typeBall Joint Front - Upper Left ReplacementEstimate$206.67Shop/Dealer Price$248.87 - $348.97
1992 Saturn SL1L4-1.9LService typeBall Joint Front - Lower Right ReplacementEstimate$206.67Shop/Dealer Price$248.93 - $349.07
1996 Saturn SL1L4-1.9LService typeBall Joint Front - Lower Right ReplacementEstimate$211.67Shop/Dealer Price$253.21 - $352.81
1995 Saturn SL1L4-1.9LService typeBall Joint Front - Upper Right ReplacementEstimate$206.67Shop/Dealer Price$250.61 - $352.01
1993 Saturn SL1L4-1.9LService typeBall Joint Front - Upper Right ReplacementEstimate$206.67Shop/Dealer Price$247.71 - $346.93
1991 Saturn SL1L4-1.9LService typeBall Joint Front - Lower Right ReplacementEstimate$206.67Shop/Dealer Price$245.78 - $343.55
2001 Saturn SL1L4-1.9LService typeBall Joint Front - Lower Right ReplacementEstimate$211.67Shop/Dealer Price$252.49 - $351.56
1994 Saturn SL1L4-1.9LService typeBall Joint Front - Lower Left ReplacementEstimate$201.67Shop/Dealer Price$243.08 - $342.59
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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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37 years of experience
Saturn SL1 - Secondary injection system (Inspection due to CEL being on) - San Jose, California
He was friendly and seemed knowledgeable about my Saturn. He gave me suggestions about what might need to be done to my car in the future to keep it running well. What he has done so far has not fixed the problem. So I will have to reserve judgment until his second visit.

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Saturn SL1 - Brake Caliper Replacement (Driver Side Front, Passenger Side Front) - Salt Lake City, Utah
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Saturn SL1 - Coolant Temperature Switch (Sensor) - Chicago, Illinois
Rigoberto was professional and easy to talk to when I had any car related questions. He replaced my coolant temp sensor in less time than it was expected. He texted me to see if I was available sooner than the scheduled appointment date. I told him I was available sooner, just I was getting off work. If you have any problems that you feel you can't fix yourself, Rigoberto is your guy.

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