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Unread 09-27-2013, 05:16 PM   #1
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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?

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Unread 09-27-2013, 05:57 PM   #2
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maybe installing an angled fitting instead of the straight one provided.
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Unread 09-27-2013, 08:11 PM   #3
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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?
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Unread 09-27-2013, 09:47 PM   #4
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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.
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Unread 09-27-2013, 10:08 PM   #5
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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.
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Unread 09-27-2013, 10:52 PM   #6
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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.
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Unread 09-28-2013, 09:09 AM   #7
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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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