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socalwk 09-11-2010 11:31 AM

Ball Joint Lubricant?
Hey All,

As I was working on my manifold I happened to notice the rubber sleeve that fits over the upper ball joint on the driver side was cracked. I want to put some more oil or lubricant in there.

What should I use?


Scottina06 09-11-2010 11:33 AM

Re: Ball Joint Lubricant?
it'll do no good. You need to replace it

AcidCold 09-11-2010 12:03 PM

Re: Ball Joint Lubricant?
If you replace it, go with a MOOG BJ with zerk fitting. That should out last any sealed BJ unit.

socalwk 09-12-2010 04:37 PM

Re: Ball Joint Lubricant?
Well for the time being until I can afford to get it replaced what can I put in there for the next few weeks.

robpp 09-12-2010 05:21 PM

Re: Ball Joint Lubricant?
axle grease.

good thick axle grease.

uncommon today; very common 10+ years ago.

my 07 WK has ZERO grease fittings from the factory

my 98 XJ has about 8

go to ANY auto parts and they will have a small tub of grease. like everyone said its mostly a waste as how you gonna get so0mething thick like almost peanut butter to stay in a torn boot,

or go to jiffy lube or similar ask them to try to fill it with their grease gun ,

socalwk 09-12-2010 05:54 PM

Re: Ball Joint Lubricant?
Bought some grease gonna feed it in through the crack...just a little. There is still grease on there. Just want to be safe.

Then I ordered some replacement boots.

hemi.jon 09-12-2010 07:46 PM

Re: Ball Joint Lubricant?

Originally Posted by robpp (Post 267101)
my 07 WK has ZERO grease fittings from the factory

my 98 XJ has about 8

Vehicles now are being sold as "low maintenance" a part is designed to function for about 60,000 miles then wear. Over time its almost cheaper..some greasable joints even when greased alot dont last long. Its supposed to be better.

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