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Old 08-26-2014, 08:22 PM
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I just returned from the local dealership after having my front tires aligned. My truck is a 3500, DRW, 6.7. It is used occasionally to haul something, but mostly goes empty or carries a med sized truck camper.
The dealer says my ball joints, tie rod ends, and one hub bearing is bad. Any one else had this problem?
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Tie rods on the drivers side may be a recall item and I have changed my drives front hub 2 times now since I have owned the truck in just over a year. The hub had to be changed for the safety when I bought the truck and the Timken replacement failed just over a year after replacement. Ball joints could be a problem as most OE are non serviceable. I would have a second opinion.
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GM 2500HD with Duramax have the same issues with hubs and front end parts. Frustrating. One reason I traded my truck in instead of fixing. Really expensive to fix.
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Rock Auto for parts and your own labour keeps the cost down. Dealer wanted around $1100 for to change my hub out for the safety, $600 for the off shore hub and the rest was labour and taxes. I did it for under $200 for the hub (8 bolt) and my time for the labour.
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