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Old 03-30-2018, 06:57 AM
RangerPhil RangerPhil is offline
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Angry Lower ball joints loose in control arm

Hey guys,

I know they sell replacements with a wider diameter for this. But I JUST pressed in a new set of moog ball joints two weeks ago. Last night, i was doing a spindle lift install and i discovered one of my new ball joints was loose and could be removed/reinstalled by hand!

I don't off road. My streets are littered with potholes though.

How bad would it be for me to leave these alone for a year or so?

Phil
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Old 04-01-2018, 12:45 AM
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Default Re: Lower ball joints loose in control arm

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Hey guys,

I know they sell replacements with a wider diameter for this. But I JUST pressed in a new set of moog ball joints two weeks ago. Last night, i was doing a spindle lift install and i discovered one of my new ball joints was loose and could be removed/reinstalled by hand!

I don't off road. My streets are littered with potholes though.

How bad would it be for me to leave these alone for a year or so?

Phil

You can buy a ball joint that is slightly larger that is made for repairs like this. Save a few dollars and go on RockAuto.com, search for ball joints and in the listings they will describe this repair style ball joint..

Don't forget to revisit the alignment rack after the repair.
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