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Old 06-10-2019, 10:55 PM
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I have a 01 f150 4x4 screw that i just replaced the lower ball joint on the drivers side. I thought everything went back together right. but everytime i brake i can hear a thunk noise in the driver front. so im afraid i didn't get something back together right. any help greatly appreciated
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Old 06-10-2019, 11:50 PM
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Are your caliper bracket bolts tight? That can cause the clunk.
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Are your caliper bracket bolts tight? That can cause the clunk.
I believe they are I will check them in the morning
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So?
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Sway bar links?
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So?
sorry for the delay i checkec the caliper bolts there tight everything i took off seems tight. the one thing i noticed is i can see the ball joint stud. il try to post pics
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Doesn't look to me like it is fully seated.
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Looks like you've got the wrong ball joint. It looks like the stud is way to long....Did you compare it with the old one before installing it??? Actually, after closer inspection of the picture, it doesn't look like the grease boot is installed on the ball joint, so no grease boot means no grease in the joint. It all squished out of the joint on the first bump you hit and is now running dry.
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its a moog k8695t this is what it looks like. the grease your seeing is excess from filling it.
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The Moog joints with the internal grease seal show more stud when installed.
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