Re: Wheel hub assembly/Ball Joints/Pittman arm
I hate to burst bubbles, but there would be no way i would ever put a 100$ hub unit in these trucks. No offense to 1A auto, but the quality is just not there. An OE or timken unit is 3-4 times that (and for a reason).
For ball joints, i would just use the MOOG's and be done with it. They should last the life of the truck when greased regularly. The greasing is very important!
If you're going to do this yourself, know that there are some special tools involved. One being the axle seal/axle installation tool (installs new knuckle seal onto axle, and installs axle at correct depth into knuckle) as well as a ball joint press and assortment of press cups/adapters.
That is a fair price the shop gave you. The ball joints pay 5 hours and the labor is overlapping for the hub unit. My shop is 100$/hr so thats 500 in labor alone. I would just question the hub unit quality in the hub the shop quoted you. What brand ball joints did they quote you?
Whats wrong with the pitman arm? They are not a normal wear item as they have no moving parts.
edit: damnit zmann you beat me to it
07 CCSB 4x4 Lariat FX4 Bronze Metallic/Sage
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