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Ball Joint Problems

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by scalfee90, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. Apr 3, 2012 at 6:46 PM
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    I'm having issues with my lower ball joints. I have replaced the driver side once and now its about 3 or 4 months later and its about to pop again. Is there any suggestions to permanently fix ball joint problems. I actually looked at greasable Moog ball joints. I would appreciate some help i don't want it to come apart while goin 70 and surely die on my way to work. :bananadead:
     
  2. Apr 3, 2012 at 6:47 PM
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    Go with the Moog lower ball joints. I just recently replaced my lower ball joints with Moog. They hold up to a lot of abuse and the ball joints are greasable..
     
  3. Apr 3, 2012 at 6:47 PM
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    How do you know when you have lower ball joint issues?
     
  4. Apr 3, 2012 at 6:49 PM
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    Actually with mine it sounded dry and no matter which way you turn or bumped it you could hear it squeaking like a ford explorer! :rolleyes:
     
  5. Apr 3, 2012 at 6:50 PM
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    Well problem solved I guess. Where is my best price on some?
     
  6. Apr 3, 2012 at 6:51 PM
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    Jack the front of your truck off the ground then take a crowbar and wedge it between the LCA and ball joint. If there is lots of play in the ball joint then you need new ones.
     
  7. Apr 3, 2012 at 6:52 PM
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    I bought mine from an alignment shop for $110 a piece. You might be able to find them cheaper online.
     
  8. Apr 3, 2012 at 6:53 PM
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    advance auto order online use a discount code. just google for discount codes. has saved me a ton of money
     
  9. Apr 3, 2012 at 6:53 PM
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    Awesome, thanks buddy
     
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    If you purchase the greasable lower ball joints be sure to buy a pack of zerk fitting because the ball joints don't come with grease fittings.
     
  11. Apr 3, 2012 at 6:57 PM
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    Well dang! I would of went home without them too!
     
  12. Apr 3, 2012 at 6:59 PM
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    Its a lot easier if you jack up the truck by the arm, then put the crow bar under the tire and pry up. The ball joint will lift up and down in the arm if its loose. No need to wedge anything in your $2400 LCA's


    :eek: Rock auto has them for ~$44 each
     
  13. Apr 3, 2012 at 7:05 PM
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    I went wheeling last Saturday... Friday I had the truck in the alignment shop. They told me my ball joints were about to fall apart and they also showed me. I called every local toyota dealership to see if they had lower ball joints in stock unfortunately no one had any ball joints in stock so I decided I order a set through the alignment shop since the ball joints would show up in a few hours. So basically I only had a day to install those lower ball joints in order to go wheeling the next day. If I had gone wheeling without the new lower ball joints my truck would be toast. So basically I would either pay $88 for a set of ball joints and not go wheeling or pay $220 and go wheeling.
     
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  15. Apr 3, 2012 at 7:39 PM
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    Part Numbers for Moog Greasable.

    MOOG Part # K90258
    MOOG Part # K90259
     
  16. Apr 3, 2012 at 8:31 PM
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    Damn, pay to play :)
     
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    with zerk installed
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  18. Apr 11, 2012 at 5:07 PM
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    1/4", 1/8", or metric zerk?
     
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    Not to thread jack, but does anyone have the moog outer tie rods?
     
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    8mm zerks for the Moogs
     
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