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Yes, an improperly installed ball joint does fail the Md. State Safety Inspection and rightfully so. If a balljoint ever failed at highway speeds, I can assure you, that it would be catastrophic.
No one wants to spend money that they don't expect, however, this is money well spent. I'm glad the technician was observant enough to pick up on it.
BTW, it was an additional $112. , not $120.
I remember this particular vehicle. It is a 16 year old ford Econoline custom conversion van. It came in for a check engine light, the customer paid $56. to scan for diagnostic codes. it had 3 different codes, which have to be diagnosed separately. In order to even see the engine on this vehicle you to remove all of the engine shrouding from inside of the vehicle, removing the customized shelving and such. It is very difficult to access anthing on this vehicle and is very time consuming. the customer thought the extra diagnostic time was too high. Unfortunately we have to charge for our time, like anyone else. This is just one on those vehicles that is going to cost more to service whereever you go.