hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,000 miles

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2008 GMC Sierra 1500 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2008 GMC Sierra 1500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 042011

Sierra 1500 8-cyl

  • 77,000 miles


Took 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 4X4 to tire store to rotate tires. They indicated that the lower front ball joints were loose. This truck has 77,000 miles so I was skeptical. Took truck to GMC dealer for service & requested that they check the lower front ball joints. They indicated that the ball joints had one quarter of an inch of vertical play and were indeed loose & needed replacement. I have earlier GMC trucks with over 200,000 miles and have not had worn lower ball joints. I believe that the looseness is due to the ball joint pulling apart. The wear was not side to side as would be expected. I want to repair this defect so as to avoid a catastrophic failure of the front suspension. I want to use oem parts but I am concerned that these ball joints are defective. The GMC dealer advises that even though the truck has a 100,000 mile power train warranty, the ball joints are not covered.

- Pocatello, ID, USA

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