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New vehicle ball joint issue. Help to resolve this

I have had my 7.3 ccsb for about a month and tonight I was doing some maintenance since I didn't know what the previous owner did. I start greasing all the zerks fittings on the truck and I notice both my upper ball joints have a gap between them and the knuckle? They are not tight against it at all. I could tell the ball joints must have been recently replaced as they were in good condition and had zerk fittings.

I think this may be part of my clunking over big bumps problem but I am not sure.

How can I fix this gap without having to do a complete uninstall/reinstall or is it not possible?

I think whoever did them may have just done improper torque procedure on them

Any help would be great.

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well the gap is pretty big, Ill have to get a pic of it. atleast 1/2-3/4" gap. Doesn't seem like it would do a whole lot with that gap
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If they have zerks they are aftermarket joints, hopefully Moog. Can you post a photo of the gap you are speaking of?

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Heres pics of what I am talking about. There is a significant gap where I would think the upper ball joint would be up against the knuckle.


Let me know what you think.

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any more help? How do they look?
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