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Old 06-02-2010, 07:39 AM   #1
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TC UCA Problems??

I have had the TC UCA's on my truck for about 5K and just noticed the other day what is in the picture below, the front rubber bushing seems to be squeezing out..anyone seen this or have an idea if it is a problem or if it is ok?


Passenger Side bulge circled




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This is the driver side which is normal looking

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Old 06-02-2010, 09:38 AM   #3
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loosen it up, take the bolt out and get all the grease out. then reinstall grease without tightening (little bit) then tighten after you grease
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loosen it up, take the bolt out and get all the grease out. then reinstall grease without tightening (little bit) then tighten after you grease

its way over greased you can see the grease oozing from the mushroomed spacer things
x2

too tight!!

the only problem i have with mine is the ball joint is rusting... less than a year old.
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too much grease!!

the only problem i have with mine is the ball joint is rusting... less than a year old.
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:55 AM   #6
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haha, ok. i had the same deal with mine after i took them off and reinstalled... had them too tight. case to case i guess...
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haha, ok. i had the same deal with mine after i took them off and reinstalled... had them too tight. case to case i guess...

to tight? They are both torqued to the same spec on both sides only one side is doing this, I can believe the over greased though..So taking it out and then putting it back in (after cleaning the grease should do the trick? No need to replace the bushing?
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to tight? They are both torqued to the same spec on both sides only one side is doing this, I can believe the over greased though..So taking it out and then putting it back in (after cleaning the grease should do the trick? No need to replace the bushing?
Just make sure the bushing settles back in correctly. If it's permanently deformed you are going to have to get a replacement.
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Just make sure the bushing settles back in correctly. If it's permanently deformed you are going to have to get a replacement.

great, I have a 900 mile trip tomorrow morning..
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Is there a torque spec on this someone might have handy i can't find it...
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Same kinda thing happened to me and it was just over-greased. I took a paper clip and pushed in the bushing where the the zerk fitting is and the extra grease flowed right out. Took it for a drive after and the bulge was gone.
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yep thats a case of too much grease.

My uni-balls are rusting too.

yeah I smear some grease on the upper and lower portions of the uni-ball also...
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Same kinda thing happened to me and it was just over-greased. I took a paper clip and pushed in the bushing where the the zerk fitting is and the extra grease flowed right out. Took it for a drive after and the bulge was gone.

I was just about to jack the truck up..when I saw this post...I will try that first!
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yep thats a case of too much grease.

My uni-balls are rusting too.
May want to get some teflon lube for them.
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May want to get some teflon lube for them.
Yeah my passenger side uniball squeaked a little bit so I sprayed some dry teflon lube and it was good to go.
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You sir are officialy on my Christmas card list and birthday list!! The paper clip did the trick..grease jetted out, it was way overfilled and the bushing just sank back in, I am going to ride it around and then do it again just to make sure...

You saved me a ton of work before my trip!

Thanks much!


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Same kinda thing happened to me and it was just over-greased. I took a paper clip and pushed in the bushing where the the zerk fitting is and the extra grease flowed right out. Took it for a drive after and the bulge was gone.
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You sir are officialy on my Christmas card list and birthday list!! The paper clip did the trick..grease jetted out, it was way overfilled and the bushing just sank back in, I am going to ride it around and then do it again just to make sure...

You saved me a ton of work before my trip!

Thanks much!
Hey no problem. Thats what we're here for bud!! Glad it worked out.
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May want to get some teflon lube for them.

Youg ot a link? How often should we apply the lube?
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