Orijinal gönderinin sahibi: oldturkey03 ,
Jamie, you do not have to replace the ball joints if the boot is ripped, but you do if there is excessive play in it. Not sure how you checked it, but consult [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xrp3eGgISRM|this video] as well as [http://www.wikihow.com/Check-Ball-Joints|this write up.] It sounds like you are not sure if your mechanic is telling you the truth, I would suggest you check with another garage and get a second opinion. Hope this helps, good luck.