Anyone know if that recall of balljoints for 2000-2003 models (dakota
and durango?) was ever extended down to 1998s? I supposedly need
ball joints and front shocks (and have to therefore get the whole
upper control arm, according to some "chain-store" repair shops i've
been to....The whole thing seems to cost more than $800 (incl. tax and
"shop fees"). ????
Truck has about 99000 mi.
The mechanic showed me the front left and right ball joints, which
looked cracked and separated.
p.s. ..but the truck runs fine as far as i can tell...don't notice
anyone of the symptoms, and recall, i've read about, (all day today
on the web). I brought it in for alignment, and two mechanics said
the ball joints are shot (but one place said their fine, but didn't
look at them..ha ha...all he did was push up and down on the
truck...but another mechanic who lifted up the wheels and then pulled
on the wheels...noted they're too loose, and he looked at the cracked
thanks for any info.