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lr uca ball joint moving?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mclovin, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. Mar 29, 2012 at 2:42 PM
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    mclovin

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    ok so i've had my lift on for 2.5 mos now and it seems like the upper ball joint is moving inward... i did initial trimming on the fenders and it was good for a long time but recently im rubbing a lot more than what i used to. i know for a fact that they were torqued to the correct foot pounds... anyone have this same thing happen?
     
  2. Mar 29, 2012 at 4:15 PM
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    suspension settling ?

    if your Upper ball joint is moving in and out, its shot.

    test procedure: grab top of tire outside and inside, yank front to back. play? movement? clicking? tapping?

    if the answer is no, its fine.
     
  3. Mar 29, 2012 at 4:18 PM
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    hes talking about the ball joint bolt to arm connection sliding. maybe it lossened up and slid or you hit something hard with that wheel. I retorqued mine like 5 times after the alignment, they take alot of force.
     
  4. Mar 29, 2012 at 4:41 PM
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    thats a tapered fit, it would be making a lot of noise to move like that... i think you'd notice it, well if you ARE concerned pop your wheel off and tighten her back to spec ;)
     
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    I knocked the shit out of one of my arms and fortunately it just pushed the ball joint all the way in, and didn't bend something.

    Pull it out and re-torque it. I believe they changed the torque specs, might want to pull up the current PDF on SPCs website.
     
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  7. Mar 29, 2012 at 8:37 PM
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    subd because your username is mclovin :laughing: :laughing: :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:
     
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  10. Mar 30, 2012 at 5:58 AM
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    you know that would be very interesting, i mean i remember the setting was like 100 something lbs but if its higher.... i guess this weekend i'll have to get in and tighten it back up.

    on another not driving home from work yesterday, had the windows down and i did notice a clicking coming from the front left. sounded spaced out, but more like if you get a rock wedged in your tire... i'll have to listen again today.
     
  11. Mar 30, 2012 at 6:05 AM
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  12. Mar 30, 2012 at 4:27 PM
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    ok so looks like the clicking is gone today so probably not a blown ball joint... going to tare into it this weekend and just tighten the shit out of it... :goingcrazy:
     
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    well i tore into it today, they most definitely moved...i had them set to +1 instead of +2 so i adjusted that and got it realigned... drives better then the day i took it off the lot. my instructions were at 150, i did 160 this time. just to be sure.
     
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