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Has anybody had to replace lower ball joints on their LCA's. What is a good replacement. Moog? stock Ford? or ...


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Old 11-03-2014, 09:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Has anybody had to replace lower ball joints on their LCA's. What is a good replacement. Moog? stock Ford? or are there any heavy duty ones available?
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I went with Moog, lifetime warranty
MOOG MOOG-K500193 Suspension Ball Joint Made by MOOG


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Replacing ball joints is not uncommon as they are a wearable component. Replacing them is regular maintenance just like changing your oil. (Obviously much greater intervals)

We always use the OEM Ford joints as they are the strongest and typically the longest lasting. Check your control arm bushings while you are at it. They also go bad. If these are worn out as well, I would recommend replacing the whole lower control arm.


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I went with Moog, lifetime warranty
MOOG MOOG-K500193 Suspension Ball Joint Made by MOOG
Looks like these have grease zerks - as all ball joints should. I will use these when the time comes.

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FYI - @RockAuto has them for $47.79 ea.
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Looks like these have grease zerks - as all ball joints should. I will use these when the time comes.

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That's what I have. Moog serviceable ball joints with a grease zerk. I give them a shot of grease every oil change.
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Do any of you guys have install pics?
@All The Way when did you change yours out? How many miles?

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I changed them out a little before time attack. Sorry Joe, no install pics.


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Looks like these have grease zerks - as all ball joints should. I will use these when the time comes.

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That's a great price. I did find them at O'Reilly's for $89 which I thought was a little steep. Napa wanted $99. I was afraid to check the Ford dealer on an OEM one. I only bought one for now but may go ahead and order from Rockauto and pick up another one. I have a clunck on the driver side that I can't figure out. I'm thinking it may be the control arm bushings. The ball joint is pretty tight. I've checked all the bolts and nuts on shock. I'll put it on lift and check it out. Any suggestions on how to determine if bushings are bad? I'm not sure if lifting tire method like you do to check ball joint is a good way or not. Is there a easy way to check bushings?


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That's a tough one. I tried comparing my bushings to a new truck and I could tell the difference. They both had the same amount of play.


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That's a great price. I did find them at O'Reilly's for $89 which I thought was a little steep. Napa wanted $99. I was afraid to check the Ford dealer on an OEM one. I only bought one for now but may go ahead and order from Rockauto and pick up another one.
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