Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Peoples Republic of Vermont
Well, I'd venture to say that the ball joint, itself, is probably going to be sold for $30 (The average consumer can buy one for $12.50 "over the counter").
Next, figure one hour labor at $100. per hour and $80 for alignment.
Without tax, that's $210....
It's not a job that requires a rocket scientist and I can see it taking more than an hour as it pretty much only involves removing the wheel and tire, the outer tie rod end, undoing the upper ball joint castle nut and dropping the spindle, then zipping off the rivets and replacing the joint.
Hint: In the past, I have chained up the coil spring with the weight on the suspension so when the front end is jacked the spring doesn't extend. Makes uncoupling the ball joint from the spindle a bit easier.
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