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reichhartkg 09-27-2013 05:16 PM

BJ grease fittings rubbing on boot
 
I just put in new ball joints that I bought from Advance Auto. They choose the parts based on their computer.

All four joints have grease fittings. When I put the axles back in, I found that the grease fittings on the lower joints rub on the boots.

Anyone else run into this? Is there a way to work around it?

ZJPunk98 09-27-2013 05:57 PM

maybe installing an angled fitting instead of the straight one provided.

reichhartkg 09-27-2013 08:11 PM

The one provided is pretty short. Unless I can find one that sticks out at least an inch, I don't think it will help. There's not much room there.

Can I grease them, remove the nipple, and put in a set screw?

pinky2252s 09-27-2013 09:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by reichhartkg (Post 16374929)
The one provided is pretty short. Unless I can find one that sticks out at least an inch, I don't think it will help. There's not much room there.

Can I grease them, remove the nipple, and put in a set screw?

Should be fine if you find one with the right threads.

Jeeples 09-27-2013 10:08 PM

There isn't enough room for a grease fitting there. Even if you found one that cleared the boot, how are you going to get a grease gun line in there to grease it?

My Moog ball joints came with a grease fitting and a plug.

Merc1973 09-27-2013 10:52 PM

My Moogs were the same way. Just install the zerk, lube the ball joint and screw on the cap screw instead to clear the CV Boot.

reichhartkg 09-28-2013 09:09 AM

I just got 1/4-28 set screws and hex cap screws. The cap screws are stainless, so I think I'm going to go with them, after trimming them down to length.


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