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Old 12-15-2012, 01:45 PM   #1
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Hi,

Just replaced the LH control arm on my '07 sedan. Spent more time looking for wrenches than it took to actually do the work.

Anyway, I noticed the Moog replacement does NOT come with a greaseable ball joint. Has anybody else run across this? Has something changed with their production? I believe replacement ball joints come with fittings.

Just wondering.

The car rides a whole lot better.
Bill
214,000 miles and counting.


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Old 12-15-2012, 03:27 PM   #2
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It's pretty rare to find serviceable parts (ball joints, tie rod ends, etc) any more, although there's a few, but it's not the norm. They'd rather have them wear out and have you buy a new part instead.
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:52 PM   #3
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I hear ya. I'm used to my old mustang.

I went to Sears to have it checked before doing an alignment. Very few places around here have racks. They quoted me about $400 for replacing the ball joint and bushings before doing an aligment. For $125 I did the entire assembly. No more popping clunking etc over bumps. I had tried everything from sway bar links (multiple times) to struts and still had the noises until now. May do the other side too before doing the alignment.

For those looking at doing this, impact tools are your friend. If you don't have an air compressor, look into an electric impact wrench. Maybe you can rent one from the parts store.

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