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upper ball joints don't hold grease for very long

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by rustedgreat, Jul 10, 2014.

  1. Jul 10, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    rustedgreat [OP] New Member

    May 26, 2014
    1995 dlx v6 3.4 4x4
    wondering how often I should expect my upper ball joints to stay lubricated, is it normal to need to add grease about once a month or every 700ish miles. If its not normal could it be a sign that my front shocks are beat to hell and need replacing?
  2. Jul 10, 2014 at 4:33 PM

    12TRDTacoma Mid Traveling

    Aug 20, 2012
    First Name:
    Concord, CA
    12 TRD Sport DCLB 4x4 Tacoma
    SHOW: - Bruteforce Hybrid bumper - SOS Concepts 3/16 IFS skid - All black Grillcraft grille - LED headlights - LED DRL fog lights - BAMF behind the grill full LED light bar setup - 21" LED CREE lightbar externally mounted - 16" Level 8 Guardian rims - BFG A/T KO 265/75/16 tires - Factor 55 Hitchlink w/ shackle attachment - Relentless Fab T-Case skid SUSPENSION (Go I guess you could say): - Sway Away Non OE 2.0X6" stroke extended travel front RR coilovers (Valving: Compression 15 Rebound 10) aired to 290 PSI - Fox 2.0 front air bumps (Currently aired to 290 PSI) - 1.5" Deavers F85 AAL (Overload spring retained to achieve 2.25") - Fox 2.0X10" stroke Remote Reservoir shocks (Factory Fox valving) - Chevy Silverado polyfoam Bump stops relocated onto frame MISCELLANEOUS (Complimentary Mods): - Bed compartment lock box mod - Trailer plug harness relocate - 400W anytime inverter mod - Aero Turbine 2525XL muffler - Whip Antenna Bed Mount Bracket
    Do you see any traces of dampness around the upper ball joint? The metal retaining clip could be on there wrong causing the grease to leak out. Hell you could even have a hole in the boot somewhere.
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