Upper/Lower Ball Joints

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  1. Brent Scherzinger

    Brent Scherzinger New Member

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    We are replacing the Upper/Lower ball joints along with Tie rod ends etc on our new project(62 Chrysler Newport). Any tips on how to clean up all the old grease/lubricant? Some old stuff seems to be caked on with dirt and I needed to use a chisel other areas still have soft lubricant. Any tips or tricks are appreciated.
     
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    Wire brush, elbow grease & patience. An air powered needle de-scaler also works well.
     
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  3. Brent Scherzinger

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    Thank you! Was hoping for a better answer however a little hard work never hurt anyone.
     
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    Newport 66 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Are you pulling the control arms of the car? Good time to replace the bushings and give everything a good once over. Anyone in your area with a soda or bead blaster?
     
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    The Upper & Lower Ball Joints are still available, as we know; hope you got MOOG and nothing inferior....
    Not quite so with the Upper & Lower Control Arm Bushings -- and If you need or want them, I have U.S.A. made Bushings for you.......
     
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  6. Brent Scherzinger

    Brent Scherzinger New Member

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    Yes, I am replacing the bushings as well. Great suggestion regarding a soda or bead blaster.