How much are ball joints for a Dodge Dakota?
The average cost for a Dodge Dakota suspension ball joint replacement is between $411 and $595. Labor costs are estimated between $154 and $194 while parts are priced between $257 and $401. This range does not include taxes and fees, and does not factor in your specific model year or unique location. via
Can ball joints have play?
The old rule of thumb that ball joints with more than . 050 inches of play are worn does NOT hold true for all vehicles. Some ball joints should have NO visible play while others can handle up to . 250 inch or more of play and still be considered okay. via