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Mechanic says the ball joint has about 25% wear remaining. Need to replace

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Should replace, if it breaks wheel will damage car fender and drive axle, also a balljoint does not have a wear % its good or it bad, if it has play in it then replace it, if they say it has 25% left then that is dangerous, good luck

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