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Old 09-13-2011, 03:33 AM   #1
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Does anyone have any advice on greasing my new moog ball joints?

So I am going to install my moog ball joints in pretty soon here and I want to know exactly what to do before I get my truck in pieces so I don't have any hang ups since it's my daily driver.
Basically I am wondering if anyone has experience on servicing moog lower ball joints and tie rod ends? On my tie rod ends it comes with a Zerk fitting and looks as though some grease is already in there but says that the part needs to be serviced after installation. Does anyone have any advice on greasing my new moog ball joints?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1315906040.067974.jpg

Now my lower ball links also say to be serviced and seem to have some grease yet they do not come with Zerk fittings.Does anyone have any advice on greasing my new moog ball joints?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1315906136.199411.jpg

I can go ahead and remove the nut sealing the greasing hole and install a Zerk fitting, but I worry if it will get in the way somehow and be broken off or hinder installation.

Any advice? Maybe I can grease it with the Zerk fitting than reinstall the cap that comes with the joint

Thanks in advance for any tips
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:33 AM   #2
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Leave the zerks in and grease it when you change oil.
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I just put Moog lower ball joints on my Taco. The left side was not drilled/plugged. The right side was. I didn't try to find a zerk that was small enough to fit the dirlled/threaded hole. Both ball joints had plenty of grease in them.

You can also move the spring wire and rubber boot, pack grease in the ball joint, and then reinstall the rubber boot and spring wire.
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I don't know if it's a good idea to not service the ball joints. I'll have to look at my other one again but I'm sure I remember it having the plug. I bought a multi pack of zerks for 5 bucks from harbor freight but have yet to check the fitment.

I'm pretty sure the servicing point is on the outboard side of the joint, putting it in between the brake disk shield and the joint. So I wonder how I can get to it to service it regularly. And if a Zerk will fit in there?

Is it normal for the joints to sound/feel rough when articulated by hand? Because mine do and that is why I think they need to be serviced still. I imagine there greased just enough to keep them from corroding or seizing in storage.
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Watch them when you grease them. Stop adding grease when the boot swells. You do not want to pop the seal.
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Good advice whippersnapper, I'll make sure to keep an eye on that with my lower ball links but actually what's kind of cool is my tie rod ends have a little nipple with a slit that allows excess grease to bleed out when it's full. So I just fill it up Tull it comes out than whip it clean.

Wondering too if I should grease em than drive a bit to work the grease around that top em off again?
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Got em greased. And wow they took alot of it. I used that mobile 1 synthetic grease. I ended up picking up a assortment pack of Zerk fittings and put em in. The clearance issues seem fine so I can now service them when ever I need to which is good.

I couldn't imagine putting those on without servicing them with grease
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