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Kia Sorento Ball Joint Replacement

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Kia Sorento Ball Joint Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Kia Sorento Ball Joint Replacement is $313. Drop it off at our shop and pick it up a few hours later, or save time and have our Delivery mechanics come to you.

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2014 Kia Sorento
2.4L L4 LX • 21,000 miles
Burbank CA 91502
Nov 22, 2020
$249 - $305
2009 Kia Sorento
3.3L V6 Base • 100,000 miles
Wrightwood CA 92397
Nov 21, 2020
$309 - $377
2019 Kia Sorento
3.3L V6 SX Limited • 22,000 miles
Long Beach CA 90814
Nov 18, 2020
$248 - $303
2006 Kia Sorento
3.5L V6 EX • 153,000 miles
San Mateo CA 94403
Nov 15, 2020
$305 - $373
2013 Kia Sorento
3.5L V6 LX • 37,000 miles
Sunnyvale CA 94085
Nov 7, 2020
$300 - $366
2014 Kia Sorento
3.3L V6 SX • 81,000 miles
La Puente CA 91744
Nov 6, 2020
$305 - $373
2005 Kia Sorento
3.5L V6 EX • 202,000 miles
Las Vegas NV 89140
Nov 2, 2020
$274 - $334
2017 Kia Sorento
3.3L V6 LX • 49,000 miles
San Diego CA 92115
Nov 1, 2020
$305 - $373
2007 Kia Sorento
3.8L V6 LX • 158,000 miles
Las Vegas NV 89130
Oct 30, 2020
$253 - $309
2015 Kia Sorento
3.3L V6 EX • 80,000 miles
Oxnard CA 93033
Oct 29, 2020
$270 - $330
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How do Ball Joints work?

Ball joints are a crucial part of your car’s steering and suspension. They act similarly to the joints in your knees or shoulders, and allow the car’s front wheels to pivot. Furthermore, they allow the suspension to move up and down as you drive over inconsistencies in the road.   Some cars have one ball joint in each front wheel. Others have two in each front wheel, and some have ball joints in the rear wheels as well.

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Signs of failing Ball Joints

Creaking or clunking noise

As ball joints wear out, they’ll begin to have excess friction when in use. That will usually result in a creaking sound, like the mechanical version of a noisy bed spring. You’re most likely to hear this noise when turning your wheels, or driving over bumps or potholes, as that’s when the ball joints are in use. While creaking is the most common noise, you might hear a clunking sound coming from around the wheels. That’s also a sign of ball joints that don’t have much life left.

Worn tires

There are a lot of things that can cause excessive tire wear, and malfunctioning ball joints are one of them. If the ball joints aren’t doing their job, your car’s alignment will be thrown off, leading to quicker wear and tear.

Loose steering

While less common than the other symptoms, failing ball joints can also result in steering that is very loose, which can be rather disconcerting for a driver.

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How urgent are Ball Joint replacements?

As ball joints wear out, they cease to do their job as well. Eventually, the wear reaches a critical point, and the ball joints fail completely. Since they’re responsible for controlling the car’s wheels, this means a loss of control. If your ball joints are failing, they should be repaired immediately, before you risk losing your steering while traveling at a high speed.

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