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Old 01-13-2014, 02:24 PM   #1
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Replaced my balljoints tell me what if this pic looks right to you

I replaced upper and lower and the top balljoint has a gap where it mounts to the knuckle but the bottom doesn't is this supposed to be like that? I didn't notice any play while driving
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Old 01-13-2014, 02:29 PM   #2
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Doesn't look right. You shouldn't have any spaces between. Is it beveled and not seating correctly?

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Old 01-13-2014, 02:40 PM   #3
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No what kind of ball joint did you use ? Some of the cheaper ball joints are made for multiple applications. I would go back and put a oem part in or a good aftermarket part like moog
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did you pump it full of grease? That should close the gap.
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Old 01-13-2014, 02:51 PM   #5
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It was a duralast with lifetime warranty about 40 bucks. I did pump I with grease and it moved down but not a whole lot
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Could you compare the old ball joint you took out with the new one and see if the taper is the same ?
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It's a tapered stud. It's normal, stop worrying about it.
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Old 01-13-2014, 03:01 PM   #8
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It's a tapered stud. It's normal, stop worrying about it.
x2. as long as the castle nuts are torqued to spec and the ball joint is correctly pressed in, you're fine.
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It's a tapered stud. It's normal, stop worrying about it.
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x2. as long as the castle nuts are torqued to spec and the ball joint is correctly pressed in, you're fine.
Awesome! Thanks for the reassurance the part number matches and all that I just didn't know about that gap
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i have the duralast joints at the moment with no gap, could be a variation of the same part though lol we are talking about duralast here. like said if the castle nuts are torqued to spec i wouldnt worry about it unless you can feel play in it.
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i have the duralast joints at the moment with no gap, could be a variation of the same part though lol we are talking about duralast here. like said if the castle nuts are torqued to spec i wouldnt worry about it unless you can feel play in it.
Really? It could be a variation when did you buy them?
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approx. 5 or 6 months ago. But who knows how long autozone had them on the shelf lol. Ive had some parts from them that have varried a little here and there.
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x2. as long as the castle nuts are torqued to spec and the ball joint is correctly pressed in, you're fine.
Yep. That nut is threaded on all the way... the boot needs to spread out.

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