ball joint wear

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Mar 22, 2003
B200Turbo & V350
Hi, What should it cost to rectify this pls:

Near and Offside Front lower anti roll bar linkage excessive play in ball joints.

Car: CL500 1997

About 1 hour labour and about £180 for the complete arms.
Just had mine done.
Hi, did yours making a knocking noise, is this a common fault?
You need to identify exactly which part is worn, has it failed the MOT or something?
There are more ball joints to the rear of the foremost arm which may also 'knock' when worn but they are more difficult to identify as worn unless you partly dismantle the suspension.
Also don't forget the track rod ends too.
I personally would be looking at the two joints at the end of the front and rear arms.|66:2|65:12|240:1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14
This is the foremost complete with ball joint.
The rear ones are quite expensive but you can replace the inner ball joint on them. If the outer one is gone, you need to buy the complete assembly.
Hope this helps.
My apologies, just seen your car is 1997!!
Ignore the last comment!! Wrong car DOH!!
Can it cause any damage if not replaced soon?
No damge will be done just a nosie.

But on a car like that it HAS to be a silent drive!
what causes it, just normal wear? Is it common on a 90k car?

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