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Moog fulfills their warranty through their individual dealers. That means that in order to receive warranty support, you will have to refer back to the original dealer you purchased the part from. Be sure to check the dealer's warranty support before you buy the part to make sure that they will properly support the warranty. If a dealer will only refer you back to the manufacturer in order to receive warranty support, then you may not actually have any warranty at all.
Moog Premium Steering Components carry a Limited Lifetime Warranty. Moog R-Series Control Arms, Hub Assemblies, and Strut Assemblies carry a 3 Year Warranty.
Moog warranties their parts to be free of defects in materials and/or workmanship during these timeframes as measured from the date of purchase.
If a Moog part should fail due to materials or manufacturing defect while under warranty, we will provide a replacement of the part upon return of the defective part.
Wearable RUBBER parts are not covered under warranty (Dust boots, bushings, bump stops, etc.)
Moog Lower Ball Joint for Jeep JK
OE Design Flaws
If you're hearing a clunking noise from the front of your Jeep JK or Grand Cherokee then you probably have a loose ball joint. Steering wander and a shimmy in the steering wheel can also be signs of a bad ball joint. Lower ball joints take a lot of punishment and will wear out eventually, but the original ball joints on these Jeeps come up short in a few areas and don't last as long as some other options. Some of these problems are with the design of the ball joint, but there are some external forces that can contribute to premature ball joint wear and failure. Here are some of the factors that can lead to premature ball joint wear:
- Non-Greasable Design
- Plastic Liner in the Stud
- Vulnerable Dust Boot
- Lift Kits
- Bigger Tires
- Off-Road Use
Moog's Solution for Ball Joint Failure
Moog Problem Solver Ball Joints are an OE replacement that basically takes the OE design, improves it, and adds some premium upgrades. This means that a stock Jeep JK running these ball joints will very likely outlast the OE parts, and will be covered by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In fact, the techs at Moog have said that running a 2? lift and 35? tires should not be a problem for these ball joints, but their lifetime warranty is only valid for stock suspension setups. Here are some of the benefits of the Moog K3185 lower ball joint over the original:
- Full ball hardened Metal Stud
- Greaseable Design allows for grease maintenance
- Integral Dust Boot sits lower and is less likely to be damaged
question_answer Customer Questions and Answers
- What tool is needed to grease the k3185 lower ball joints?
- the lower ball joints moog-k3185 have flush type grease zerks. You will need a flush type grease zerk needle attachment. Most Grease guns can use the attachment that you can purchase from a local hardware store. The flush type attachment looks kinda like a needle you would use to air up a basketball. ...see more
- Do the ball joint have a metal cup the part that the sphere sits on inside the ball joint so metal on metal or do ya'll have the plastic cup?
- moog-k3185 Problem Solver ball joint has a metal gusher bearing that the ball at the end of the tapered stud sits in. Also that ball has cuts in it that the new grease goes through to flush out the old contaminated grease. Put this link into a Googl le or Yahoo search: https://www.suspension.com/blog/moog-gusher-bearing-technology/. It should pull up and give you more information. ...see more
- What type of grease fitting attachment do I need to grease the lower ball joints?
- That is a cup style grease zerk. You have to use a grease nozzle. Not a grease needle.
- Just replaced lower stock ball joints with the Moog Problem solver k3185. After install the upper ball joint has approx 1/4 to 1/2 inch of space on the shaft the bottom joint. Is this due to no longer having the external dust boot?
- You are correct. When moog-k3185 ball joint had the external dust boot the boot covered that space. The integral dust boot does a better job of sealing the ball joint.
- Lower Ball Joint Part Number: moog-k3185 is it knurled or smooth?
- moog-k3185 is knurled. There may not be an option for a smooth one.
- Do you grease part K3185 on installation?
- Yes, since this part K3185 comes with a gold zerk fitting you need to grease upon installation and if a daily driver grease every oil change to keep up with the warranty on part.
- Moog-K3185 - Is there grease in the ball joint ,or do i have to add ? How much is needed?
- Part number Moog-K3185 will be pre-greased, but Moog suggest that you grease the ball joint upon install then again after every other oil change. You will only want to grease the joint until the boot inflates a little.
- Moog-k3185 - Front lower ball joint - Why do some picture of the k3185 have a boot and some do not.? Mine do not have it and the dust cover that is installed does not look like it seals when you twist the joint?
- Moog-K3185 has had a design change and newer models have a integrated dust boot. This new integrated boots help protect the boot so it wont tear during install. Older models will have the bigger outer boots that are not made inside the housing of the e ball joint. ...see more