2003 FORD TAURUS BALL JOINTS

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  • Linda96507
  • 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

Friday, April 27th, 2007 AT 1:50 PM

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  • merlin2021
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A lot depends on road conditions in your area. Lot of potholes? My 99 sable needed the right side at 55,000!

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Friday, April 27th, 2007 AT 2:19 PM
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  • Linda96507
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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.

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Friday, April 27th, 2007 AT 2:25 PM
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  • merlin2021
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Well it won't hurt to get a second opinion.

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Friday, April 27th, 2007 AT 2:27 PM
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  • Linda96507
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Ok, thank you for your input! Have a great day.

: ) Linda

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Friday, April 27th, 2007 AT 2:51 PM
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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

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Saturday, April 28th, 2007 AT 12:40 PM

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