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Old 08-08-2010, 04:35 AM
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is it the ball joint or is it me??

so i got my ball joints in and started the project yesterday, everything went great until we got the driverside torqued down, and the lower joint binds the spindle unit BAD.. i used moogs, but when i tighten the lower joint down, you can barely turn the hub with two hands... the only thing i can think of is that there is something wrong with that joint. did i do something wrong? i'm gonna go pick up another joint this morning and tear it down again and put another one in, but i need a little encouragement to let me know i'm making the right decision.. is it the joint or is it me? passenger side works great.. but there is no way i could get 150 ft lbs on the lower on the drivers side..
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so i got my ball joints in and started the project yesterday, everything went great until we got the driverside torqued down, and the lower joint binds the spindle unit BAD.. i used moogs, but when i tighten the lower joint down, you can barely turn the hub with two hands... the only thing i can think of is that there is something wrong with that joint. did i do something wrong? i'm gonna go pick up another joint this morning and tear it down again and put another one in, but i need a little encouragement to let me know i'm making the right decision.. is it the joint or is it me? passenger side works great.. but there is no way i could get 150 ft lbs on the lower on the drivers side..
Mine was the same way when I installed them. Couldn't hardly turn the knuckle by hand. I went ahead and put everything back together and started driving it. It was pretty tight for a little while but loosened up and is great now. How much torque do you have on it right now?
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My driver's side did the same thing when I had the moogs put on. Pside was easy but dside required lots of effort to turn. I engaged the hubs, put the TC in 4x4 and drove it awhile on a straight road. This really helped and now I can easily turn both axles with one hand. I think it was just tight.
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