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Upper ball joint question. Help. (FIXED)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MrTeller, Nov 2, 2017.

  1. Nov 2, 2017 at 8:54 AM
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    MrTeller

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    I recently bought a set of camburg upper control arms from a member on here and when I tried to fit the castle nut and the cotter pin there just isnt enough thread left. Did anyone else have this issue? The castle nut they supplied was even longer than OEM ( I liked the oem castle nut better because of the flange and metric size). But this seemed to be a problem on both sides. Ive read that some people just use a nyloc nut but I dont think there is even enough thread for that. Help. please.
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  2. Nov 2, 2017 at 9:08 AM
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    DaveInDenver

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    Make sure the ball joint is aligned right to the spindle, it's a snug fit. Doesn't look like you're all that far off but definitely not fully seated.

    I would verify the part number, though. My understanding is the the UCAs are the same between Tacoma, 4Runner and FJ Cruiser but the upper ball joint isn't. I don't know how close they are but it's possible you have the wrong ball joint and the difference is the taper.

    BTW, I wouldn't use a ny-loc, I'd stick with the castle nut and cotter pin personally.

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    Is that nut all the way tight? Looks like you still need some ball joint to come through the knuckle
     
  5. Nov 2, 2017 at 9:45 AM
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    MrTeller

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    Thanks guys. The cap is a real pain in the ass to get off once sealed, I wont be able to get it off today to check the part number on the ball joint. But as soon as I do ill update this thread.
     
  6. Nov 2, 2017 at 9:54 AM
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    @MrTeller Where did you get the arms? Those are 4-runner/FJ upper arms, not Tacoma. The ball-joint on the 4-Runner/FJ has a shorter stud length and is too short for the Tacoma. You can also tell by the boot on the MOOG ball-joint. What part number and label is on the box ?

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  7. Nov 26, 2017 at 12:20 PM
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    MrTeller

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    Just thought id update this. The guys at camburg are awesome, great customer service! Even though it was pain for me to unistall them and reinstall them, Im glad I did.
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    As you can see the left picture shows the ball joint seated correctly and the castle nut fits fine. (Just so there is no mix up, the first set I bought were from a member on here not directly from camburg like the second set I purchased.
     

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