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Ball Joint Replacement (Front) Estimate for Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen Passat Ball Joint Replacement (Front) costs $232 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2018 Volkswagen PassatL4-2.0L TurboService typeBall Joint Front - Upper Right ReplacementEstimate$177.03Shop/Dealer Price$209.93 - $276.81
1993 Volkswagen PassatL4-1.8L TurboService typeBall Joint Front - Upper Right ReplacementEstimate$135.23Shop/Dealer Price$157.75 - $193.34
2001 Volkswagen PassatV6-2.8LService typeBall Joint Front - Lower Right ReplacementEstimate$632.65Shop/Dealer Price$779.44 - $1194.77
1994 Volkswagen PassatL4-1.9L DieselService typeBall Joint Front - Lower Right ReplacementEstimate$118.23Shop/Dealer Price$140.06 - $175.13
2012 Volkswagen PassatL5-2.5LService typeBall Joint Front - Lower Right ReplacementEstimate$273.75Shop/Dealer Price$331.56 - $481.09
2003 Volkswagen PassatV6-2.8LService typeBall Joint Front - Upper Right ReplacementEstimate$644.65Shop/Dealer Price$790.74 - $1205.55
2008 Volkswagen PassatL4-2.0L TurboService typeBall Joint Front - Upper Left ReplacementEstimate$383.15Shop/Dealer Price$464.42 - $680.16
1990 Volkswagen PassatL4-2.0LService typeBall Joint Front - Upper Left ReplacementEstimate$113.23Shop/Dealer Price$132.53 - $165.71
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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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Volkswagen Passat - Ball Joint Front Replacement (Lower Left, Lower Right) - Peoria, Arizona
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Volkswagen Passat - Ball Joint Front Replacement (Lower Right) - Indianapolis, Indiana
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Volkswagen Passat - Check Engine Light is on - Chula Vista, California
Very helpful and kind from the start, even helped show me how to look for, prevent and/or fix if problems occur again.

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Volkswagen Passat - Oil Pan Gasket - Milliken, Colorado
Truman was promptly on time and was personable and well spoken. He quickly started working on my car and was done within the time frame. Very professional and knew his way around my car which gave me peace of mind about his work. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a mechanic. Great service!

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