Re: Ball joints

From: Ted Wiegandt (
Date: Thu Mar 22 2012 - 13:13:58 EDT

Does anyone know if the Moog lower ball-joint has a removeable boot?
I have read that it makes it much easier to install if you don't have
to worry about the press cutting the boot.


On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 3:00 PM, M.B. <> wrote:
> Moog with zerks or nothing... more maintenance required but what's a couple
> shots with a grease gun every oil change?
> Of course it adds up when you add other grease-able items... originally my
> '95 only had grease-able ball joints and the front drive shaft.  Now it has
> grease-able tierods x4, 2 on the idler arm and one on the pitman arm... but
> at least I know they're never dry like all the tierods and the pitman arm
> were when I changed them at 130k with Moog items.
> Moog stuff tends to be stronger than stock.   I like to use this pic to
> illustrate the difference just in pitman arms:
> On 3/19/2012 2:42 PM, MICHAEL CABE wrote:
>> I dont know where you are looking at moog balljoints but the upper and
>> lower moogs I have in stock have zerks.They would be my choice.
>> --- On Mon, 3/19/12, Ted Wiegandt<>  wrote:
>>> From: Ted Wiegandt<>
>>> Subject: DML: Ball joints
>>> To: "dakota"<>
>>> Date: Monday, March 19, 2012, 10:57 AM
>>> I think my balljoints are toast at 150k miles.  Uppers
>>> were replaced
>>> under warranty at 25k.  What is the consensus on which
>>> replacement
>>> ones to get?  There are Moogs with no zerks, but then
>>> there are others
>>> with grease zerks.  Any tips on the replacement
>>> process?  Might do the
>>> steering linkage while I am at it.  This is on a 2002
>>> 4WD Quadcab.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Ted

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