2005 WK Ball Joints
Hey everyone. I own a 2005 WK with the 4.7 V8 and 95,000 miles on it. Had it at Belle Tire yesterday to get a set of Goodyear Wrangler Silent armors put on it (awesome tire so far!) and they said that both upper ball joints had some play in the them. I asked the mechanic how loose they were and he said "not too bad." They wrote me an estimate for both ball joints to be fixed including labor and everything, and the total came to $798.00 which also included a front end alignment. $798.00 seems quite high to me. I of course told them I would have to think about it.
My questions to you guys is, does that seem a big high for 2 ball joints? And what do you think I should do, is a little bit of play in the ball joints ok, or is that a reason to immediately get them fixed or get a second opinion? Will bad ball joints ruin or cause new tires to wear unevenly? The Jeep drives great and there are no squeaks or groans in the front end at all. Any info is greatly appreciated, and as you can see, im not very mechanically inclined at all. Thanks!!! -Ryan