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sounds right?

I just got my overtime check! now my truck informs me that it needs new upper ball joints! (Well the guy doing the front end aliament did.) He quoted me a price of 331.81 for replacement and the alliament includ uncle sams chunk.sounds fair? not sure if my truck needs the control arm setup or just the ball joint it self. O I have a 2000 2.5 2wd coil susp.And if any one cares i will have enough money left over for a sixer(beer)
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Why do you need an alignment? I have done ball joints lots of times and don't do alignments every time.

But either way that is a good price for all that.
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When doing uppers, you need to do the alignment...think camber there adam...

what's an overtime check?
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i went to get the truck looked at. The truck had started shaking and i noticed uneven ware on the tires.
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check with overtime. opps!
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When doing uppers, you need to do the alignment...think camber there adam...

what's an overtime check?
Just to change the ball joints I don't always do it. To do the whole arm I do though.
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You should be able to press the old joints out and new ones in (I did on my 99 2wd). It can be done for less than $175, including ball joints and renting the press from Advance Auto Parts.
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You should be able to press the old joints out and new ones in (I did on my 99 2wd). It can be done for less than $175, including ball joints and renting the press from Advance Auto Parts.
And you should have more beer money left that way!
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