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K80026 Upper Ball joint 2 @ $49.14 each
K8195 Lower Ball joint 2 @ $52.53 each
-make sure these are moog not store brand as the name brand will last much longer.
A35 Front Hub Bearing inner $15.24
A37 Front Hub Bearing outer $15.24
701453 Axle Spindle Seal Inner 2 @ $16.08 each
7140455 Axle Spindle seal outer 2 @ $13.54 each
NAT2692 Front Crankshaft seal $22.02
-national makes good bearings, and I would think seals. Probably is fine.
GT-FP07a Oil Pan $127.10
0534506r Oil Pan Gasket $64.39
-I would suggest fel pro permadry gasket
mgl51372 Oil Filter $8.46
-suggest motorcraft fl820s. Holds oil better for start up tick/wear
mod5000 5-20 Oil 5 @ $7.99
-oil too thin needs to be 5w30 or 10w30 for these engines.

The part numbers indicate they are probably ordering from Oreilly's.
 

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K80026 Upper Ball joint 2 @ $49.14 each
K8195 Lower Ball joint 2 @ $52.53 each
-make sure these are moog not store brand as the name brand will last much longer.
A35 Front Hub Bearing inner $15.24
A37 Front Hub Bearing outer $15.24
701453 Axle Spindle Seal Inner 2 @ $16.08 each
7140455 Axle Spindle seal outer 2 @ $13.54 each
NAT2692 Front Crankshaft seal $22.02
-national makes good bearings, and I would think seals. Probably is fine.
GT-FP07a Oil Pan $127.10
0534506r Oil Pan Gasket $64.39
-I would suggest fel pro permadry gasket
mgl51372 Oil Filter $8.46
-suggest motorcraft fl820s. Holds oil better for start up tick/wear
mod5000 5-20 Oil 5 @ $7.99
-oil too thin needs to be 5w30 or 10w30 for these engines.

The part numbers indicate they are probably ordering from Oreilly's.
I watched a mechanic with a BFH beat and cuss at the ball joints on one of my previous BKs for about six hours one day and decided then I would never tackle that job.
 

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I watched a mechanic with a BFH beat and cuss at the ball joints on one of my previous BKs for about six hours one day and decided then I would never tackle that job.
I spent two days beating the camber bolts out of my wife's 2010 Tahoe. They were seized up inside of the control arms. Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do. :) Of course, I paid ONE TIME to have my lower ball joints done on my truck. Never again will pay anyone, except for the guy who rebuilt my transmission, to do work again. I ended up re-doing the ball joints myself a year later.
 

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I watched a mechanic with a BFH beat and cuss at the ball joints on one of my previous BKs for about six hours one day and decided then I would never tackle that job.

Either the suspension was super duper rusty, the mechanic didn't know what he was doing or the hammer wasn't big enough. I've seen a ball joint replacement as bad as the 2001 Dakota 4x4 I had. An otherwise trouble free truck for 120K + miles.
 

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Well.. Fortunately it looks like neither of us are in a rush. Covid-19 has decided to pay a visit to my house, touching everyone living here. Both kids have shrugged it off already, my antibiotics seem to be keeping up, and my wife is slowly working out of being bed ridden for the last week. It'll probably be next month sometime where I'll be able to actually pick up my Bronco, I haven't even called the mechanic to see if they've started it or not, to be fair they have neither called me to tell me its done. I have paid for the parts, and they indicated that the work would start once the parts arrived.

I miss my big blue baby.
 

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Hello there!

So I took my 96 in for a diagnostics, and to have my oil leak looked at. Turns out it was the oil pan and seal causing the leak. The location I took it to has also indicated that my ball joints and hub bearing were also bad.

The main question I have is, do these prices look right to you:

K80026 Upper Ball joint 2 @ $49.14 each
K8195 Lower Ball joint 2 @ $52.53 each
A35 Front Hub Bearing inner $15.24
A37 Front Hub Bearing outer $15.24
701453 Axle Spindle Seal Inner 2 @ $16.08 each
7140455 Axle Spindle seal outer 2 @ $13.54 each
NAT2692 Front Crankshaft seal $22.02
GT-FP07a Oil Pan $127.10
0534506r Oil Pan Gasket $64.39
mgl51372 Oil Filter $8.46
mod5000 5-20 Oil 5 @ $7.99

Labor 9 @ $110.00 each

I'm getting the work done, regardless, as I lack the tools and ability to change the ball joints. Just wondering if that pricing seems correct or if I will need to look for another mechanic for future work.

Thanks everyone.
are you saying they are charging 110 to change your oil filter??
 

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are you saying they are charging 110 to change your oil filter??
No. The oil filter is:

mgl51372 Oil Filter $8.46

The $110 is the labor per hour, which they quoted at 9 hours for all the work, which includes the oil filter replacement.
 

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The labor rate is pretty much a function of where you are. Around here, east of Sacramento, the $110/hr rate is totally reasonable. The parts prices can be verified using on line auto parts sites. If you have the skills to do the ball joints on a 4x4 vehicle, then you probably should. If you don't, you could wind up with a Bronco sitting on car stands in your driveway for a loooong time.
 

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The labor rate is pretty much a function of where you are. Around here, east of Sacramento, the $110/hr rate is totally reasonable. The parts prices can be verified using on line auto parts sites. If you have the skills to do the ball joints on a 4x4 vehicle, then you probably should. If you don't, you could wind up with a Bronco sitting on car stands in your driveway for a loooong time.
$110 is the going rate here in Central Virginia as well. You might save a little bit buying parts yourself as well, but in the end only you can really put a price on your time and honestly assess your capabilities.

The one thing you won’t lack for is know how. Lot’s of good folks here to help work through just about anything.
 
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