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Should it be $150 to have someone remove the old ball joints and press in the new ones? Even if I put the ball joints and control arms in their hand and no other work is required?

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Is there ANY way to do this DIY? I have one of those ball joint tools which I think is for removal(?)
 

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Well, first thing's first. If you've never done it before, don't do it. Incorrect installation can lead to failure, and balljoints are something you don't want to experiment with.
I've had a balljoint collapse on my other car before (faulty part), and let me tell you, it's damn scary when the suspension collapses, the wheel locks up and drags the frame to a stop. Just pony up the bucks and have it done professionally. The peace of mind is definitely worth it.

If you're pissed about it, just have the Mrs. take care of your balljoints too and all this will be a thing of the past.

Good luck.
 

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:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

This is about the only part of the suspension that I haven't done before at one time or another.

oh well.

anybody know a cheap shop in Houston that might do it for less?


Roupin, you said you paid about that much - did you bring in just the arms and ball joints and put the arms back on yourself, or did you bring in your whole car and they did all the work from start to finish?
 

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Well, thank God for craigslist! I found a guy that will do it for free if I set his wife up with some free massages!

God I love bartering!!!!
 

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I paid that much without the price of the balljoints. That was just the labor if I remember correctly.

Be SURE to get us pics of his wife. Brownie points if she's naked.
 

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he says he's been a mechanic since 1968 so...... I don't think I want naked pics of someone's grandma! :thumbdown:
 

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Roupin said:
But he IS in Texas, so it might be his teenage neice?
You're thinking of Alabama. There's no neice/wives in Texas.
 

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wow, delayed reaction rofling!!!
 
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