How long do ball joints last? Are the 2wd trucks just as bad as the 4wd ones? I took it to firestone for an alignment and they wouldn't do anything cause they said both lower ball joints were worn and needed one tie rod. He jacked the front end up on the alignment rack and put a pry bar under the tire and showed a little bit of play in both ball joints. Not sure what's acceptable, but I did have it at another shop the day before and they said the front end was tight so idk. I thought you're supposed the pry the lower control arm down not put a pry bar under the tire and pry upwards? Truck has 90,000. They quoted $1000.00 for the work.