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MOOG Ball Joint

Part No. K6541 Warranty Details  

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MOOG Problem Solver products incorporate proven design and engineering features to ensure like new steering, ease of installation and longer life. MOOG is the preferred steering and suspension parts brand of professional technicians and NASCAR Crew Chiefs.

Product Features:
  • Problem Solver® powdered metal gusher bearing design enables grease to flow through the bearing to the stud for reduced friction and enhanced strength and stability.
  • MOOG® engineered steel composition results in a stronger component.
  • Full ball metal stud provides 360 degrees of smooth, consistent, rotational movement resulting in more responsive steering.
  • Belleville washer preload provides lower torque and stud articulation with minimal axial clearance.
  • An enlarged ball joint receptacle in the lower control arm can cause a loose ball joint fit. MOOG® Problem Solver® design includes an oversized housing for a more secure fit.
  • Greaseable socket design allows new lubricant to flush contaminants from the assembly, reducing corrosion and wear.
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Adjustable:No
Arm and Joint:No
Ball Joint Only:Yes
Dust Seal:Yes
Greasable:Yes
Material:Steel
Mounting Type:Press-In

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MOOGBall Joint
 
3.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (3)

Cons

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    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

the best

By 

from ny

About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

Pros

  • Best Money Can Buy
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • High-Performance

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

    Comments about MOOG Ball Joint:

    Moog makes the best part you can buy. They will last as long or longer then oem.

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    (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Wrong Front Lower Ball Joints!!

    By 

    from Alabama

    About Me Truck Enthusiast

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    3 or more reviews submitted

    Pros

      Cons

      • Incompatible
      • Wrong Ball Joints

      Best Uses

        Comments about MOOG Ball Joint:

        I bought these online and when I took them to the shop the mechanic told me they were the wrong ball joints. He looked on the website and said that the ball joints advertised are not the ones needed for my truck even though they are shown to be an exact fit. They may have some other application on the truck but definitely not what I needed. Guess the website info is jacked up.

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        5.0

        the best for the money

        By 

        from atlanta, ga

        About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

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        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

        • Durable
        • High-Performance
        • Lightweight
        • Regreaseable

        Cons

        • Difficult to press in

        Best Uses

        • Trucks

        Comments about MOOG Ball Joint:

        these ball joints are more expensive than some brands, but worth every dollar. moog makes some of the best equip. around

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Be Careful, this is

        By 

        from Bowdoin, Maine

        Helpful Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about MOOG Ball Joint:

            This can be dangerous if installed wrong. The shop that installed this apparently was unaware that there is an "inboard" marking that shows which way the ball joint should be installed. They installed it wrong. The Moog 800 helpline was excellent in explaining that this was dangerous and needed to be corrected with a new ball joint installed correctly. I believe the product is excellent---but will give it less stars to draw attention to this safety concern.

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            • Q:

              Do these ball joints not come with the grease boot anymore? Are the boots sold separately?
              Asked on 6/16/2015 by Mack

              1 answer

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                A:

                I'm happy to answer you, Mack! This Moog Ball Joint - Part No. K6541 does comes with dust boots. These boots have grease relief valves so debris can be flushed out when the ball joints are serviced to help prevent contamination.

                Answered on 6/16/2015 by Solomon
            • Q:

              Moog ball joint K6541 is listed as exact fit for an 03' Cadillac Escalade. However this is WRONG the overall thickness is to high so it will not be flush with the control arm. Also the zerk fitting will hit the front axle shaft outer cup. Thus it is an incorrect part. If you were to skip the fitting or put a straight fitting in place of the 90° one provided this would cause a direct liability and an extreme safety concern using this part incorrectly. Being labeled as a exact replacement is false and some body will be held liable when you have a customer put it on and run it this way. Please do your due diligence and correct this. Somebody will assume it's okay since Advance said "its the exact fit" BTW does anyone know off hand what is the correct part number for a Lower ball joint on an awd Escalade.
              Asked on 10/12/2014 by ASE Master Service Technician. -Eric from Michigan

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                A:

                I'm happy to help, ASE Master Service Technician - Eric! This MOOG Ball Joint (Part No. K6541) is the only ball joint manufactured by MOOG that is indicated to fit the 2003 Cadillac Escalade. MOOG has additional installation instructions for installing their ball joints, located here: http://fme-cat.com/LiveDocs/AXCF4384.pdf.

                You certainly want to make sure that there is clearance to install this ball joint into the vehicle. I know that personally the lower ball joint zerks on my vehicle do not allow for the proper installation of a grease gun to the zerk and an adapter must be used to add grease.

                These are labelled as Exact Fit for the 2003 Cadillac Escalade on AdvanceAutoParts.com because Federal-Mogul indicates that these ball joints are engineered to fit the 2002-2011 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade EXT as well as 2003-2011 Escalade ESV. This ball joint will also fit additional GM trucks.

                If you are finding difficulty installing this part on the vehicle and feel that there is an issue with the part and fitment I suggest contacting MOOG or Federal-Mogul directly to have this addressed by the manufacturer as they are marketed to all auto parts retailers with the same fit.

                Here is a link to the Federal-Mogul eCatalog, the applications are listed at the bottom: http://www.fme-cat.com/overlays/part-detail.aspx?brand=MC&PartNumber=K6541&pt=Ball%20Joint&lu=2003%20CADILLAC%20ESCALADE&vin=

                MOOG Problem Solver's Technical Support page is located here: http://www.moogproblemsolver.com/support

                Answered on 10/27/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
            • Q:

              just had wheel hub ball joints replace and currently still getting wobbling in wheels. don't think the job was done right . what can I do to assure they are replaced correctly?
              Asked on 3/1/2014 by K - DOGG

              1 answer

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                A:

                Hi K - DOGG, happy to help! I would recommend to replace the bearing when replacing the hub. If the bearing was wobbling and not the hub you would be able to feel play. Also, there may be alignment problem. I would suggest that you to take your vehicle and get it thoroughly checked by a certified mechanic before buying any parts that may/may not solve the problem.

                Answered on 3/3/2014 by Steve from AAP
            • Q:

              Is this upper or lower? and my yukon is a 4x4 will it fit?
              Asked on 9/18/2013 by Ted

              1 answer

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                A:

                This Moog Ball Joint - Part No. K6541 is for lower. In order to locate an exact fit, please provide the year of your vehicle and for any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                Answered on 9/18/2013 by Morgan from AAP
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