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Is this normal for a factory UCA ball joint?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Crom, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. Jul 24, 2012 at 4:23 PM
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    Crom

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    I was wondering if you think this is normal for the factory suspension? I was concerned about the light coat of grease/oil that appears to be emanating from the upper control arm ball joint / steering knuckle?

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    There appears to be no serviceable (grease-able) parts here?
     
  2. Jul 24, 2012 at 4:35 PM
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    your ball joint is fine.

    it looks like its coming from somewhere else. if you look closely where the oil/grease/whatever is starts at, it stops right before going behind the brake rotor.. just something i noticed.
     
  3. Jul 25, 2012 at 9:04 AM
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    Thanks. I will look at again this weekend. Anyone else have any ideas?
     
  4. Jul 25, 2012 at 9:08 AM
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    Degreaser and pressure washer, or brake clean. Clean all that shit off. See if it comes back and where it's coming from.

    By the looks of it I wouldn't be concerned but if you really want to know ^

    It probably is from the BJ but that's nothing to worry about.
     
  5. Jul 25, 2012 at 9:11 AM
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    Meh, good excuse to upgrade to uniball arms.

    Or, if you just want it fixed, a press should make short work of it.
     
  6. Jul 25, 2012 at 9:25 AM
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    I will clean it up and recheck. It must be coming from the ball joint... Perhaps that rubber boot has a leak. Factory suspension is not covered by powertrain warranty so I'll keep an eye on it. I do plan to upgrade to OME suspension but not for two more years.

    Thanks for taking a look.
     
  7. Jul 25, 2012 at 9:33 AM
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    Good advice about cleaning and seeing where the oil starts to come back from.

    Hate it when BJs get messy... :rolleyes:
     
  8. Jul 25, 2012 at 5:59 PM
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    lol

    Even if it is a leaking BJ, doesn't mean it's bad, going bad, or that it will soon. Just keep an eye on it.
     
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