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Old 04-08-2013, 11:25 AM   #1
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Getting Balljoint Pin Back in

Ive replaced the stock balljoints with the moog ones and am having trouble getting the new ball joint "pin" back into the knuckle, Ive even tried compressing it with a jack and still no go any help would be appreciated.

The hole is clean and lubed up and lined up it just wont go in far enough so i can get the bolt through, its like it gets stuck.


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Old 04-08-2013, 05:23 PM   #2
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I just did mine a few months back.

It's a tight fit if not going perfectly straight in. I find with a little pressure fromt he floor jack (not too much!) and twisting the wheel knuckle, with a little pushing to get the pin aligned correctly with the hole in the knuckle it goes in.

I was able to get one in without jack pressure by manually pushing the pin at an angle back towards the engine, so that when you raise the LCA it's more of a straight shot with the hole.

If it's too tight, try realigning, I wouldn't want to get it stuck!
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k ill try, over on FJ Steve suggested to open her legs a little ;)....... with the air hammer
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Talk to it gently and use some saliva...
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Hammer time that bolt.
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I actually just installed mine last night. Finally got my SVTF driving again after a clutch install.

I've always been a little leary of slamming on it with a hammer and concerned about hurting the ball joint and the bearing surface inside that the bolt rests on. Plus my new Moog ball joints have a zerk fitting on them to grease up.

I sprayed PB blaster on a paper towel and cleaned up the bolt itself and the hole in the wheel knuckle and mine slide ride in.

I did have a tough time with the strut and getting it seated into the wheel knuckle, borrowed a friends dead blow hammer, the orange plastic is nice to know you're not slamming a metal hammer on anything.
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ball joints

I just installed some new Moog ball joints in my car. The pin/bolt is a snug fit,but went in fine with a little persuasion.
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I spread her legs a little with that air chisel and slipped it on in NO lube needed ;)
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Wasn't the another threads here that compared the moog and oem shoulder bolts for the ball joint and found the moog to be slightly thinner? I reused my oem bolts.
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those bolts should not be re-used my OEM ones were stretched , and moog has its own bolt + nut anyway so you shouldnt be reusing anything
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