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Water Pump and Ball Joints, which first?

I have a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee V8 4.7L I purchased about 5 months ago. I took it to a jeep dealer to be inspected and was told that I need to replace my power steering pump, they said "power steering pump leaking from res. and shaft seal" and they quoted me $730. They also told me that I need to replace the upper and lower ball joints left and right side front "upper and lower ball joints have excessive play" and quoted me $890 for that, although I have not noticed any signs of this while driving.

I cannot get both fixed at same time due to $ issues, so my question is which do I get fixed first, I am assuming the ball joints since I'm not noticing any power steering leakage? Also, are these prices I was quoted reasonable and if not what should I expect to pay? TIA!

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Re: Water Pump and Ball Joints, which first?

Maybe a good idea to take it to an other mechanic and let him have a look at it. If you donīt see any hydraulic leak and donīt feel any strange behaviour while driving, it could be that the stealer wants to make some Money while not needed.
If needed, i would go for the ball joints first, because play on there could cause death wobble, which could make you loose control over the jeep.
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Re: Water Pump and Ball Joints, which first?

Yup. Get another quote. And go from there.

I would do ball joints. As a power steering or water pump leak you can top it off as needed. A ball joint you cant.
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