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post #1 of 13 Old 05-18-2010, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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drag link is shot...

Just found out my drag link has a lot of play in the joint that connects to the pitman arm. I just put it on new last year. All highway miles too. It's a Moog that I got from Oreilly's. I thought they were suppose to have a grease zerk, but this one didn't. Maybe that's why its already bad? Hopefully they'll replace it under warranty. Where do I need to get one that will be greaseable and last longer than a year. A year of driving for me is less than 12K miles.

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I would replace that part with a FORD part unless I went custom built.

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So you think the Ford drag link will last longer than the aftermarkets? I just want the darn thing to last longer than a year.

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Course it does...how many people have you seen saying their drag link is messed up???

I have seen trucks with 100K plus miles on them with no issues.

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I guess the OEM ones I've seen go bad had the boots busted and grease leaking out. I wish they had grease fittings.

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39K on my ford and my drag link is worn too. I ordered the Moog part and the Ford part to look at them both. The Ford part is about twice the price and the Moog part has a life time warranty.
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Apparently none of them are worth a crap! I thought Moog all had grease fittings, but the one I bought didn't, and now its shot after about 14K on it. I'm thinking about trying one from Napa. I looked at them on their website last night. Around the same price as Moog from Oreilly's. Its nice to buy one that has a lifetime warranty, but who wants to change them out every year?

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Your sure you dont have another issue causing the drag link to wear?
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What would cause it? I've got a little play in my tie-rod ends, going to replace them in a couple weeks when I do ball joints. I'm even running dual stabilizers. Put those on brand new when the new drag link went on. I have no idea why it would be shot this fast. I wish I knew.

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Probably everything you just listed. I had the local heavy truck alignmnet shop tell me if a few things start to wear it puts added stress on everything. I think if you get the other things fixed up the Moog brand drag link will be fine. Im under the impression that moog makes thing's a lot better that the MFG's do. Im sure there are other opinions out there but I would think the Moog drag link is better.

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