Mechanics

F150 UPPER AND LOWER BALL JOINTS

1998 Ford F-150

Suspension problem
1998 Ford F150 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 225000 miles

I have been told upper and lower ball joints need repair. It steers okay, doesn't drift, brakes fine, wheels are wearing even. Question, Assuming ball joints are worn or a little bit loose, how dangerous is it to keep driving and put off repair for another 2,000 miles? Or, will it just wear tires premature?
The truck is old and I am resistant to spending $800 on it to fix something I can get by with until I replace the vehicle.
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Dave ropp
February 18, 2010.




There really is no way to say without physically inspecting it.

Merlin2021
Feb 18, 2010.


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