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Old 01-29-2013, 01:09 PM
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I have had my 1999 Ram 2500 w/Diesel for 150k mile and love it. Took to tire store to get front tires and an alignment. When I drove it home truck still pulled to the right. I brought it back and they said it needs lower ball joints. No problem except they tell me that the lower ball joints are welded in and pressed and want an additional 2hrs. labor. I just need to know if this is true. It is a 1999 RAM 2500 Sport with a Cummins 2wd. It looks like a 1500, doesn't sit high up at all. Any help is appriciated.
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Welded in? Um no... they are pressed in and require a ball joint press to remove.
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Welded in? Um no... they are pressed in and require a ball joint press to remove.

Totally agree. Dodge didn't weld the ball joints in. As long as a previous owner didn't you should be fine. It can be labor intensive if there is rust! They should have checked the ball joints before doing the alignment. But if you don't tell them you have a problem a lot of alignment techs will ONLY do what you ask them to.
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