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Upper Ball Joints

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by danteisme, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. Nov 19, 2012 at 7:18 AM
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    danteisme

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    I'm having a hard time finding what i'm looking for. Maybe i'm just not typing the correct words in the search box. anyways..my upper ball joint boot is blown open on the driver's side. is there a repair boot for this? also, from looking at these UCAs they appear to be like my integra... can these ball joints be pressed in and out or does the whole UCA need replaced?
     
  2. Nov 19, 2012 at 7:21 AM
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    The stock BJ is not available from Toyota. Toyota only provides a replacement UCA. There is an aftermarket replacement Moog P/N K80811.
     
  3. Nov 19, 2012 at 7:22 AM
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    ah ok, so it is a "serviceable" part if i go aftermarket?
     
  4. Nov 19, 2012 at 7:22 AM
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    The stock BJ is not available from Toyota. Toyota only provides a replacement UCA. There is an aftermarket replacement Moog P/N K80811.
    presumably that means the stock BJ can be pressed out of the UCA
     
  5. Nov 19, 2012 at 7:22 AM
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    I have some stock factory UCA's with less than 5K on them. PM me if interested
     
  6. Nov 19, 2012 at 7:24 AM
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    i'd like to just replace the boot if possible first, i'm not sure if the ball joints are worn or not yet. i'd assume they are getting close at 95K miles. i'll do some more digging and let you know if i need the UCAs.
     
  7. Nov 19, 2012 at 2:20 PM
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    Replace the ball joints with messed up boots dirt and water gets in there and screws them up.
     
  8. Nov 19, 2012 at 9:37 PM
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    Get you some Moog BJ's, rent you a BJ press from the parts store, and you are golden. There are replacement boots, but with the cost of new BJ's, the boots don't make sense.
     
  9. Nov 21, 2012 at 10:17 AM
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    From my Haynes manual it says "it may be possible to have the balljoint pressed out of the arm by an automotive machine shop or repair shop that specializes in suspension work. A replacement part may be available as an aftermarket (non-oem) part, but this could not be confirmed at the time of this manual's writing)"

    i see aftermarket ones, i'll just assume they can be pressed out of the control arms.
     
  10. Nov 21, 2012 at 10:21 AM
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    Yes the ball joint can be pressed out. They gave you the Moog replacement part numbers above. It may or may not be something you would be able to replace yourself, but they are replaceable. The Moog bj's actually come with a zirk fitting so you can grease them too
     
  11. Nov 21, 2012 at 10:22 AM
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    i love moog replacement parts, the oem parts shoould come with the zerks
     

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