How does a CV joint break?
The most common problem with CV joints is when the protective boot cracks or gets damaged. Once this happens, the grease comes out and moisture and dirt get in, causing the CV joint to wear faster and eventually fail due to lack of lubrication and corrosion.
How much does it cost to replace 4 ball joints?
A vehicle that has four replaceable ball joints with an alignment could average around $600 to $700. If the vehicle requires replacement of the control arms, it could run as much as $1400 to $1500 depending on the vehicle.
How hard is it to replace ball joints?
Ball joint replacement is not straightforward, as they can be very tricky to access and install – especially with age and rust. On some cars, the ball joint is integrated into the control arm. If you’re not familiar with the suspension and wheel assembly, it’s best to visit a garage for a professional check.
Should I replace ball joint or control arm?
On some cars, the ball joint is integrated into the control arm. Should control arms be replaced in pairs? When replacing a control arm keep in mind: Control arms should be replaced in pairs — arms on both sides of a front or rear axle — if the reason for replacement is worn control arm bushings or a worn ball joint.
Should I replace both ball joints at the same time?
Many technicians recommend replacing both joints at the same time (both lowers, both uppers or all four). Another item that should be checked when ball joints are replaced is the stud hole in the steering knuckle — especially if the ball joint stud has broken or is loose.
How do you know when ball joints need to be replaced?
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