My lower balljoints are shot. The driver's side one has a split boot and she's bone dry and making grinding noises. I looked through the MB shop chassis manuals and it looks like I need some special tools. I was just wondering if anyone here has changed these out on their own and what did it cost them. I have already checked out "Fastlane" for prices, they're about $14 a piece. As usual, it's the labor cost that gets you. The balljoints appear to be pressed in and the whole steering nuckle has to be removed from the car.
If anyone is wondering, the reason I didn't catch this problem early on, was due to the fact that it's been either raining or snowing here in NJ and my car is parked outside. So the weather hasn't been cooperative for me to lay under the car to do a "look-see".
1994 MB E320 Coupe (199,500 mi)
1992 MB 190E 2.6 (173,000 mi)
1983 Porsche 911SC (148,000 mi)
2004 Volvo V70 2.5T (198,000 mi)
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