Mechanics

BALL JOINTS

2003 Ford Taurus

Hi. Can you tell me if it is common for the ball joints to go out on a 2003 Taurus with 65,000 miles on it.

I know I need new tires, and am getting them this weekend. Repair man told me the ball joints need replaced too.

Thank you for any help,
Linda
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Linda96507
April 27, 2007.



A lot depends on road conditions in your area. Lot of potholes? My 99 sable needed the right side at 55,000!

Merlin2021
Apr 27, 2007.
No pot holes, just alot of country roads. I'm no car person, and just want to know if i'm being taken advantage of.
Thank you for the reply.
Linda

Ps. I use my car to run erands and to go 1 mile down the road to bus stop, thats about it.

Tiny
Linda96507
Apr 27, 2007.
Well it won't hurt to get a second opinion.

Merlin2021
Apr 27, 2007.
Ok, thank you for your input! Have a great day.

: ) Linda

Tiny
Linda96507
Apr 27, 2007.
Taurus's, since their inception in 86, have always had issues with tie-rods, swaybar bushings, ball joints, front strut-rod bushings, and so forth. Oh yeah, add coil springs and subframe mounts. These are just the minor issues, I still wouldn't own any other vehicle, lol

Tiny
TaurusWheel
Apr 28, 2007.