Just had the timing belt done at the dealer ($729) and they said one of the ball joints needed replacement ($300.00 not to bad). But I asked about the control arms as I noticed the bushings were torn. That was another $800. So to do both sides (control arms and ball joints was going to be $2200 ouch).
I can do these myself and have the space and tools and knowledge, but I want to know how bad that ball joint is, or how urgent it is to get it replaced now or in two weeks?
I could have done the timing belt myself but after reading about how easy it was to be a tooth off and that it would take me 4 hours and maybe more if I didn't get it right, I just said let a pro do it.