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Ball Joint Replacement (Front) Estimate for Volkswagen Vanagon

Volkswagen Vanagon Ball Joint Replacement (Front) costs $160 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1982 Volkswagen VanagonL4-1.6L DieselService typeBall Joint Front - Lower Right ReplacementEstimate$170.96Shop/Dealer Price$204.68 - $254.43
1984 Volkswagen VanagonL4-1.6L DieselService typeBall Joint Front - Lower Left ReplacementEstimate$170.96Shop/Dealer Price$204.58 - $254.26
1983 Volkswagen VanagonL4-1.6L DieselService typeBall Joint Front - Upper Right ReplacementEstimate$137.93Shop/Dealer Price$167.11 - $224.39
1983 Volkswagen VanagonH4-2.0LService typeBall Joint Front - Upper Left ReplacementEstimate$142.93Shop/Dealer Price$171.39 - $228.13
1985 Volkswagen VanagonH4-1.9LService typeBall Joint Front - Lower Left ReplacementEstimate$356.74Shop/Dealer Price$435.62 - $618.95
1986 Volkswagen VanagonH4-2.1LService typeBall Joint Front - Lower Left ReplacementEstimate$333.25Shop/Dealer Price$411.12 - $593.70
1980 Volkswagen VanagonH4-2.0LService typeBall Joint Front - Upper Right ReplacementEstimate$137.93Shop/Dealer Price$165.88 - $222.25
1989 Volkswagen VanagonH4-2.1LService typeBall Joint Front - Upper Left ReplacementEstimate$282.95Shop/Dealer Price$345.23 - $508.91
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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 Vanagon - Pre-purchase Car Inspection - Phoenix, Arizona
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Volkswagen Vanagon - Alternator Belt - Rio Vista, California
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Volkswagen Vanagon - Smoke from engine or exhaust - Los Angeles, California
I am so impressed with the knowledge that Kenneth has and explained the problems with my 1983 VW Westfalia Camper in such a way that I learnt a lot about this Van's engine. He spent enough time to check, detect the problems and made suggestions how to fix the issues. I will surely call him back in a week for a re-check. He is courteous, professional and a good teacher.
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Volkswagen Vanagon - Car is not starting - Auburn, Washington
Raymond did an excellent job in determining what was wrong with my van. As a classic car owner, I won't just let anyone touch "My Precious." You can really tell he does what he loves, and he appreciates every vehicle he works on. I wouldn't hesitate to hire Raymond again, what an excellent first time experience with this service!

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