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Unread 03-30-2014, 04:34 PM   #1
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Kinda confused

I have a 2002 jeep liberty sport. The ball joints on the front are going and it's already had the recall joints install years ago. I want to replace the top and bottom joints on both sides. And while I'm at it throw in some new struts. So, with the top joints it seems like a better deal to get the whole a arm with joint in it. MOOG is what they been telling me to use. But it's really confusing me on what I should be getting. Does someone think they could maybe give me part numbers and websites to check out. Thanks for any help!

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Unread 03-30-2014, 05:01 PM   #2
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http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/more...893&cc=1386851

I replaced both front uppers and lowers on my 98Ranger with greasable Moogs and very easy swap. Did the whole arms for the uppers just the joint in the lowers. Not sure if the one's in the link above are greasable. Just click the continue shopping in the upper right and you'll go back to the catalog. Then find the year and category and you'll see other options.
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Unread 03-30-2014, 07:14 PM   #3
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You can not just replace the ball joints on the upper control arms, you have to replace the whole arm OR go with jeepinbyal aftermarket UCAs which have replaceable UBJs
greaseable lowers should be the K1399s (MOOG)
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Unread 03-30-2014, 07:55 PM   #4
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Once you put the Moog UCAs on you will be likely be able to replace just the joints. The factories you cannot as Tom said. Just like my Ranger. Also the 1399s are not greaseble. Bummer.
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Unread 03-30-2014, 08:04 PM   #5
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Some are greasable ( Moog LBJs )

None of the factory style UCAs have replaceable ball joints, all are the same as stock. Only ones that have a replaceable ball joint are the jeepinbyal ones
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Unread 03-30-2014, 08:11 PM   #6
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Yes some are. All the ones I ordered for my Ranger were (you could get nongrease ones) but the 1399 for the KJ are not.
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Unread 03-30-2014, 08:14 PM   #7
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Mine are
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Unread 03-30-2014, 08:16 PM   #8
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I'd like a set then. Catalog says they are not. Where'd you get them?
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Unread 03-30-2014, 08:17 PM   #9
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Can't remember the name of the parts store, local one where I lived before But Moog and I grease them every 3000 miles

Summit Racing has them
Moog Chassis Parts K3199 - Moog Ball Joints

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Unread 03-30-2014, 08:25 PM   #10
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I'll be checking them out. On Rock auto they specify no on the greasefitting but the number is 3198! BUT even the MOOG site shows a nongreaseble one for the 3199. I always like the greaseble ones. Makes me feel better.

I really appreciate the correction cause pretty sure mine have about 100k on them.
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Unread 03-30-2014, 08:45 PM   #11
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My Moogs have 145,000 on them now , just checked them today and still tight
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Unread 03-30-2014, 08:51 PM   #12
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I really like the MOOGs. I'd recommend them to anyone. Hope the ones I put on my Ranger last that long. Have to admit the factory nongreaseble ones lasted about 130k. Of course they were really bad when I changed them. Got the KJ with 80k and put 80 on myself. I have not idea how old the BJs are but they seem tight and the boots are good. I actually bought MOOG stuff to replace all the rear pieces (UCA BJ, and all the UCA and LCA bushings) I've heard it's tough to do but I have a few tricks in mind. Any advice?
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