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Suzuki Vitara Ball Joint Replacement

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Suzuki Vitara Ball Joint Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Suzuki Vitara Ball Joint Replacement is $352. 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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2004 Suzuki Vitara
2.5L V6 LX • 15,000 miles
La Mesa CA 91942
Nov 17, 2020
$314 - $384
2000 Suzuki Vitara
2.0L L4 JX • 180,000 miles
Las Vegas NV 89125
Nov 14, 2020
$329 - $403
2000 Suzuki Vitara
2.0L L4 JLS • 219,000 miles
North Hollywood CA 91609
Nov 11, 2020
$341 - $417
1999 Suzuki Vitara
1.6L L4 JX • 174,000 miles
La Quinta CA 92253
Nov 9, 2020
$329 - $402
2000 Suzuki Vitara
2.0L L4 JS • 303,000 miles
San Francisco CA 94108
Nov 5, 2020
$306 - $374
2000 Suzuki Vitara
1.6L L4 JLS • 62,000 miles
Oroville CA 95965
Nov 5, 2020
$302 - $369
2000 Suzuki Vitara
1.6L L4 JLS • 57,000 miles
Red Bluff CA 96080
Nov 5, 2020
$336 - $410
1999 Suzuki Vitara
1.6L L4 JX Plus • 120,000 miles
La Puente CA 91744
Oct 20, 2020
$304 - $372
2001 Suzuki Vitara
1.6L L4 JLS • 95,000 miles
San Fernando CA 91340
Oct 18, 2020
$321 - $393
1999 Suzuki Vitara
2.0L L4 JS • 56,000 miles
Capistrano Beach CA 92624
Oct 15, 2020
$284 - $348
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Dec 17, 2020 6:25 PM
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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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