Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Idaho panhandle
Re: 95 powerstroke ball joint issues
oh so where the tapered stud of the ball joint seats, when you tighten down the nut on top let me guess it goes past the hole where the cotter pin sits and still is not tight?
The axle/beam portion has been reemed out too far by bad ball joint or somebody torqued the castle nut waaaaay too tight. ...yikes
First try a new ball joint, see if a good quality ball joint with hardend stud does not sit in there properly , meaning your current moog joint may have been stretched by over tightening. It will pull the studand ball up through the plastic spacer inside the top of the ball joint and never be right again.
If the new joint has the same problem, You can try putting a thick washer on before the nut........but I'm pretty sure replacing the whole beam is the best fix for that scenario
can you show me what you mean by "tacked in from factory"? If you can take a picture I can post it in this thread
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