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Ball Joint Boot HELP!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jayandcourt, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. Sep 29, 2010 at 7:50 PM
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    jayandcourt

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    Just recently had 5100's put on front and went to have my oil changed and they said my lower ball joint boot had been pushed up. It's not leaking, but I need to pull it back down in place anyone have any ideas, even if possible. The dealer told me that I had to older an entire new uppercontrol arm assembly kit for over $400.00. I said are you kidding, for a $3 dollar boot. So PLEASE help me, the boot is not torn, justpushed up. Thanks to all, and to all a good night!
     
  2. Sep 29, 2010 at 7:50 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Can you post a pic?
     
  3. Sep 29, 2010 at 8:06 PM
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    I can't see why you'd need an entire UCA assembly. So long as you haven't squished all the grease out of there.

    And even then...why in the hell can't they just take a syringe of grease and relube the fucker.
     
  4. Sep 29, 2010 at 8:18 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I cant see why a UCA would fix a LOWER ball joint....:confused:
     
  5. Sep 30, 2010 at 12:47 PM
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    It wouldn't - someone f'ked up.

    The lower boot is not available as a separate part, so you must buy the ball joint. The ball joint is not available as a separate part, so you have the buy the whole LOWER control arm assembly.

    I would either try to get the boot back into the proper position, or continue to monitor and fill with grease when needed. i did this for over two years on my '98 Tacoma and the joint still hadn't developed play...
     
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