I need to replace my upper and lower ball joints. I know that I can purchase the parts for around $200. I would like to know what it would be a ball park figure to have them replaced in the Chicago-land area?
Labor rates vary. Call around and get some quotes.
@Vix upper ball joints are NOT available for your Ford Ranger with a stock setup. If the upper ball joints are worn, you need to get complete control arms. UNLESS YOU HAVE AFTERMARKET UPPER ARMS WITH REPLACEABLE BALL JOINTS.
Chilton labor times for lower ball joints:
Replace upper arms
Front end alignment