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Can't get caps off to grease the ball joints

We tried and canot the caps to service the ball joints. You can see they are dry

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These ball joints can not be greased factory sealed!

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To perform the following procedure, the lower control arm must be removed from the vehicle. Refer to Removal And Installation for that procedure.

  1. Using a screw driver or other suitable tool, pry the seal boot off of the ball joint assembly
  2. Position receiving cup, Special Tool 6758 to support lower control arm when removing ball joint assembly. Install Remover, Special Tool 6919 on the top of the ball joint assembly.
  3. Using the arbor press, press the ball joint assembly completely out of the lower control arm.

NOTE: When installing ball joint in lower control arm, position the ball joint in control arm so notch in ball joint stud is in the direction shown. This will ease assembly of the ball joint to the steering when installing pinch bolt.

  1. By hand, position ball joint into ball joint bore of lower control arm. Be sure ball joint is not cocked in the bore of the control arm, this will cause the ball joint to bind when being pressed into control arm.

 

  1. Position control arm with installed ball joint, in an arbor press with Receiving Cup, Special Tool 6758 supporting the lower control arm. Then center Installer, Special Tool 6908-4 on the bottom of the ball joint
  2. Carefully align all pieces. Then press the ball joint into the lower control arm until it is completely seated against surface of lower control arm. The ball joint is correctly installed when there is no gap between the ball joint and the lower control arm. Do not apply excessive force against the ball joint or the lower control arm.
  3. Install a NEW seal boot by hand as far as possible on the ball joint. Installation of the seal boot is to be with the shield positioned as shown.

CAUTION: Do not use an arbor press to install the sealing boot on the ball joint. Damage to the sealing boot will occur if excessive pressure is applied to the sealing boot when it is being installed.

  1. Place Installer, Special Tool 6758 over seal boot and squarely align it with bottom edge of seal boot. Apply hand pressure to Special Tool 6758 until seal boot is pressed squarely against top surface of lower control arm.

CAUTION: A replacement ball joint is not pre-lubricated. Properly lubricate the replacement ball joint using Mopar Multi-Mile grease or an equivalent. Lubricate ball joint after seal boot is installed but prior to top of seal boot being pushed down below notch in ball joint stud. Air must vent out of the seal boot at notch when grease is pumped into ball joint, failure to do so will balloon and damage seal boot. Do not over grease the ball joint, this will prevent the seal boot from pushing down on the stud of the ball joint.

CAUTION: After the ball joint is properly greased, clip the end of the grease fleeing off below the hex. The ball joint seal boot is non-purgeable and further greasing is not required and can result in damage to the seal boot.

  1. Reinstall lower control arm on vehicle.

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I just had my daughters 2002 searing serviced in the area she goes to school. I had new tires and a front end alignment done for a little over 500.00 all done October 6, and now, maybe 1500 miles later...


yes definably should been taken care of before the alignment was done
u can' t get a accurate alignment done with loose parts up front (ball joints get loose before they break)
and under most circumstances ball joints don't totally fail in a 2 month period of time

Now if your daughter drives on a lot of rough roads or hits a lot of pot holes and ball joint was dry (not greased in long time) (alignment shop should at least greased front end parts if possible some factory and cheap aftermarket ball joints are sealed and u cant grease them) There a slight chance ball joint could failed that soon but i highly doubt it

Now should u go back to shop ?? call them and explian to them what happened and see if they will warranty there work if they will more than likely day u brought in your car they where busy and behind and it just got over looked
if they wont warranty there work i would go some where else they did bad job first time and wouldnt want them doing same again

Far as cost goes that a hard one to tell u cause shops labor rates greatly across the country and even from shop to shop in same towns
for cost i would make a couple calls to few shops and get a ball park figure for your area

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Can you show me detail pictures of step by step repair of ball joint and controll arm of 1990 ford thunderbird v6 3.1 automatc


prev.gif next.gif REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Upper ball joints are not replaceable. The upper ball joint is part of the upper control arm bushing joint and is not serviced separately. If the upper ball joints are found to be defective, the entire upper control arm bushing joint assembly must be replaced. Lower Ball Joint INSPECTION
  1. Support the vehicle in normal driving position with ball joints loaded.
  2. Wipe the grease fitting and checking surface, so they are free of dirt and grease. The checking surface is the round boss into which the grease fitting is threaded.
  3. The checking surface should project outside the cover. If the checking surface is inside the cover, replace the lower arm assembly. prev.gif next.gif

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I have recently bought a 350 sl and the 2 month old mot had no report of any problems. i have left it in for a b service and they've informed me that it needs the front ball joints replacing even though it...


It is possible that the ball joints are bad.
Was there any noises, steering, handling problems before this?
The ball joints may not have been properly lubed during preventative maintenance. The rubber boots may have developed a leak, depleting the grease needed for the joint.
In any case, you may get a second opinion at another shop.
Usually you can look at the joints and pry up between the ball joint on the lower arm and the steering knuckle to gauge the play of this joint.
Jack-up and properly support the vehicle on jack-stands.
Engage the emergency brake.
Remove the front tires.
Lock the front wheels by removing the Key from the Ingnition.
Remove the Brake: Calipers and Rotors to gain better sight of the ball joint and lower steering knuckle connection.
Carefully inspect the ball joint seals for tears and leaks of grease.
Using a prying tool, carefully insert it between the ball joint and steering knuckle avoiding tearing/splitting the ball joint rubber seal; and pry up and or down looking for any play.
If there is play, the ball joint is worn and must be replaced immediately.
If there is no play, the shop was "upselling" you something you did not definitely need.
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Make sure you check both left and right sides.
Let me know if this helped, or if you have additional information or questions. Feel free to contact me at FixYa.com!

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