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MOOG Ball Joint

Part No. K8687 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.
  • Problem Solver® patented cover plate design allows for tighter tolerances vs traditional cover plate designs, providing a more durable and extended life part.
  • Exclusive cover plate protects against contaminants leaking into the bearing surface.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Zinc plated housing to help prevent galvanic corrosion between the aluminum knuckle and ball joint housing.
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Adjustable:No
Arm and Joint:No
Ball Joint Only:Yes
Dust Seal:Yes
Greasable:No
Material:Steel
Mounting Type:Press-In

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MOOGBall Joint
 
4.1

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (4)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Mechanic (4), Casual driver (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I would highly recomend this Item.

These were bought to replace ball joints on a 97 Lincoln Continental front wheel knuckle. Found that they also replace the rear wheel spindle ball joints. Both front and rear ball joints are the...Read complete review

These were bought to replace ball joints on a 97 Lincoln Continental front wheel knuckle. Found that they also replace the rear wheel spindle ball joints. Both front and rear ball joints are the same and are easy to press out and just as easy to press back in. Don't let anyone tell you the front or rear ball joints can't be replaced. They just want to sell you a new front wheel knuckle and or rear wheel spindle with the new ball joints in them. Either one is very expensive and a big waste of your hard earned money.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Clip retainer needs improvment

First the parts I received were black not blue like the picture. Wonder if they carry the blue or if its a generic picture, or they are putting a lower cost part in the...Read complete review

First the parts I received were black not blue like the picture. Wonder if they carry the blue or if its a generic picture, or they are putting a lower cost part in the box. The retainer that holds the ball joint boot onto the ball joint housing is flimsy. I paid extra for a premium part but seemed like value grade.The retainer popped off when I lowered the car. Had to press in another ball joint. Advance was good about the return so I give them a thumbs up

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5.0

MOOG ball joints great product

By 

from Glen Daniel, WV

Verified Buyer

Comments about MOOG Ball Joint:

Installed on 2001 Mercury Sable.Easy to install. The difference on the ride is awesome. The only thing I wish they had a grease plug. Love the product so far.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

having to replace again

By 

from roanoke, va

About Me Casual Driver

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3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about MOOG Ball Joint:

      Replaced at 147607 miles and having to replace again at 215520 miles. Car is driven mostly highway. 2005 Ford Taurus.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      easy install with helpful instructions

      By 

      from PA

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Warranty

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about MOOG Ball Joint:

          Ford adapter kit for the press made the install easy

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          good product for a good price

          By 

          from orange county , N.Y.

          About Me 70 Gtx, Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about MOOG Ball Joint:

          good poduct and brand for the price after discount code given to me by the online help

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Clip retainer needs improvment

          By 

          from Geneva, IL

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          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

            Cons

            • Flimsy

            Best Uses

              Comments about MOOG Ball Joint:

              First the parts I received were black not blue like the picture. Wonder if they carry the blue or if its a generic picture, or they are putting a lower cost part in the box. The retainer that holds the ball joint boot onto the ball joint housing is flimsy. I paid extra for a premium part but seemed like value grade.The retainer popped off when I lowered the car. Had to press in another ball joint. Advance was good about the return so I give them a thumbs up

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Don't deal with imitations !!!!

              By 

              from Granby, CT

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              3 or more reviews submitted

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • High-Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Large Cars
                • Small Cars
                • Trucks

                Comments about MOOG Ball Joint:

                I first bought another cheaper ball joint which Advanced A/P sells -trying to save the customer some money -I'm bad as I installed the new inferior ball joint it broke when I put the car down on the ground. I had to do the whole job over -I ate the Labor so its definitely its not worth buying the cheaper "Ball Joint" Advanced A/P sells. I know I can't say the companys name or they won't accept this comment but you can figger it out when you look for the parts !!!!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Repeating install is undesireable

                By 

                from Elkhart,IN

                About Me Casual Driver

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about MOOG Ball Joint:

                    I heard MOOG was the Best brand to use. In this case, I don't want to be installing ball joints every year so buy the best and don't regret anything.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I would highly recomend this Item.

                    By 

                    from Hilliard, Fl.

                    About Me Mechanic

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • High-Performance
                    • These Are Are Top Quality
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about MOOG Ball Joint:

                        These were bought to replace ball joints on a 97 Lincoln Continental front wheel knuckle. Found that they also replace the rear wheel spindle ball joints. Both front and rear ball joints are the same and are easy to press out and just as easy to press back in. Don't let anyone tell you the front or rear ball joints can't be replaced. They just want to sell you a new front wheel knuckle and or rear wheel spindle with the new ball joints in them. Either one is very expensive and a big waste of your hard earned money.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        So far so good

                        By 

                        from Richmond VA

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                        Verified Buyer
                        3 or more reviews submitted

                        Comments about MOOG Ball Joint:

                        Ball joint fit well and is performing. The boot was black. Not blue as in picture.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Product!

                        By 

                        from Syracuse NY

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Large Cars

                          Comments about MOOG Ball Joint:

                          Perfect fit and great quality!

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                          • Q:

                            Is this the new style ,with a built-in boot instead of the big blue boot as pictured.Does it have a grease fitting? Thanks!
                            Asked on 3/5/2016 by Mike

                            1 answer

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              Good question, Mike! The product image is only a reference and the actual part may vary from that. This Moog Ball Joint - Part No. K8687 has a polychloroprene boot with grease relief valve, so that the ball joint would be protected from contaminants and be serviceable (greased). This ball joint does not come with grease fitting.

                              Answered on 3/7/2016 by Solomon from AAP
                          • Q:

                            Is this price for 2 ball joints or just one?
                            Asked on 10/21/2013 by Shawn from Independence MO

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              Hi Shawn, this Moog Ball Joint - Part No. K8687 is sold individually.

                              Answered on 10/22/2013 by Morgan from AAP
                          • Q:

                            Does the ball joint come pre-greased or do you need to grease it?
                            Asked on 11/15/2012 by Russ

                            1 answer

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              Yes, this part Moog Ball Joint, Part No. K8687 should be coming pre-greased from the factory.
                              For compatibility of this part with your vehicle, please provide your vehicle make, model and engine specification.
                              For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                              Answered on 11/15/2012 by Aaron from AAP
                          • Q:

                            does this ball joint need to be pressed in on my 2003 ford tauras?
                            Asked on 3/5/2011 by allen

                            1 answer

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              Yes, all joints are pressed into the lower control arm with a hydraulic press. There are ways to press the old ones out and new ones in, but they involve specialized tools.

                              Answered on 5/9/2011 by Just Ask Jacob! from AAP
                          • Q:

                            Belle tire said my lower ball joint in my ford 2002 tarous was loose. is the the right replacement part? belletire wants 110 each for this part....
                            Asked on 10/30/2010 by Joseph the noob from Walbridge, Ohio

                            1 answer

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              Yes. I am showing that this is for your vehicle.

                              Answered on 11/3/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
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