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TC UCA Problems??

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by testedone, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. Jun 2, 2010 at 7:39 AM
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    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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    Passenger Side Closeup

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    This is the driver side which is normal looking

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  2. Jun 2, 2010 at 9:33 AM
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    That is either over greased and too tight or too loose....I think?? You need to get that seated right and then get that bolt torqued back down right and see if it sets right.
     
  3. Jun 2, 2010 at 9:38 AM
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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
     
  4. Jun 2, 2010 at 9:39 AM
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    too tight!!

    the only problem i have with mine is the ball joint is rusting... less than a year old.
     
  5. Jun 2, 2010 at 9:41 AM
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    fixed :cool:
     
  6. Jun 2, 2010 at 9:55 AM
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    MY50cal I think I'm getting the Fear.

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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...
     
  7. Jun 2, 2010 at 10:19 AM
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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?
     
  8. Jun 2, 2010 at 10:22 AM
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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.
     
  9. Jun 2, 2010 at 10:25 AM
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    great, I have a 900 mile trip tomorrow morning..
     
  10. Jun 2, 2010 at 11:11 AM
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    Is there a torque spec on this someone might have handy i can't find it...
     
  11. Jun 2, 2010 at 11:14 AM
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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.;)
     
  12. Jun 2, 2010 at 11:15 AM
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    yep thats a case of too much grease.

    My uni-balls are rusting too. :eek:
     
  13. Jun 2, 2010 at 11:17 AM
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    yeah I smear some grease on the upper and lower portions of the uni-ball also...
     
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    I was just about to jack the truck up..when I saw this post...I will try that first!
     
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    May want to get some teflon lube for them.
     
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    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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    true... I guess I just dont like the idea of that attracting even more dirt.
     
  18. Jun 2, 2010 at 11:32 AM
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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!


     
  19. Jun 2, 2010 at 11:39 AM
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    Hey no problem. Thats what we're here for bud!!;) Glad it worked out.
     
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    Youg ot a link? How often should we apply the lube?
     
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