By MMC down the road from me - they flushed my transmission and replaced the ATF, also did a "B" service (oil and filter) and checked out some other bits and pieces... The mech said that my WOF was due in a month's time, he said that there is ..."a bit of play in the right hand (lower) ball joint"... as well as ..."there is a small oil leak on the steering rack"... I think it he said lower ball joint - I don't have the sheet of paper in front of me. Basically he said that to "repair" the issue we're looking at about $1300. Now having just paid nearly $600 on routine maintenance, this is the last thing I need right now. I've no problems driving - no weird noises or anything symptomatic of a problem. The mechanic was not sure if the car would pass it's next warrant - implying that it was more up to the discretion of the WOF guy than anything else. Is there cause for concern? btw: since flushing the AT my gear changes are a lot smoother and gear selection time has improved significantly. Plus the car is clean as a whistle!!