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Had brakes done 4 wks ago; had them rechecked 7 days ago due to excessive squealing. I was told that I needed new ball joints, upper & lower. $800 later, my brakes still squealed and my left front wheel feels like it clunks over bumps, instead of the usual soft glide. Took it back, they drove it and then told me tires were overinflated and that gave me too much bounce on bumps? Whatever! That didn't help! I don't feel the clunk unless I go over manholes, road ripples, road striping, or other bumps. What should I have them check / fix?

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The squeal is not caused by the ball joints. A lot of times it is caused by the kind of brake pads put in there or the brake disk needs to be turned. Honestly you should take it to an ase certified shop who knows what they are doing.

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