DIY LCA Ball Joint Replacement 2005+ Tacoma

Discussion in 'Mechanical' started by Oswego, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. drew02a

    drew02a Moderator Staff Member

    NP, I knew I had pics of it somewhere. Just took me awhile to find them
     
  2. Oswego

    Oswego n00b

    Ok so I figured out my password to photo bucket so lets see if this works

    and fail
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2011
  3. Lrgrnr

    Lrgrnr Well-Known Member

    What kind of grease do you use Boyd?
     
  4. AlienXtx

    AlienXtx Nignog

    KY fire/ice :shifty:
     
  5. Lrgrnr

    Lrgrnr Well-Known Member

    I prefer astro glide FWIW
     
  6. AlienXtx

    AlienXtx Nignog

    dont tell me, tell Boyd...lol
     
  7. SecretSquirrel

    SecretSquirrel Whale Oil Beef Hooked Staff Member

    On each other?
     
  8. Lrgrnr

    Lrgrnr Well-Known Member

    ssssssshhhhhhhhhhhh
     
  9. SecretSquirrel

    SecretSquirrel Whale Oil Beef Hooked Staff Member

    ewwwwww.... visual of a greased up Boyd/Keith/Lurry tripod...
     
  10. Oswego

    Oswego n00b

    Mobil-1...."I put that shit on everything"

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    or do you mean for the balls themselves? I use tri-lube for that

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    I just threw up
     
  11. AlienXtx

    AlienXtx Nignog

    rofl
     
  12. TacoXpo

    TacoXpo Freedom

    I prefer the homebrew!!!!

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    Mix it in a plastic bag. Cut a hole in the end. Squeeze 'er out!!! It looked like you already squeezed one out!
     
  13. Anathollo

    Anathollo Armorall is my choice of lube Staff Member

    :poursbleachintoeyes:
     
  14. Lrgrnr

    Lrgrnr Well-Known Member

    Ok, I temp fixxed my LBJ's..............bought a needle fitting thingamajig and pumped those bastards full of grease. hopefully it will last. Also got tie rod ends, need to get those installed ASAP, got a ton of slop on the passenger side.
     
  15. Oswego

    Oswego n00b

    Keep an eye on the BJ boot. Once you warm it up that grease will keep squirting out so youll have to keep at it until you change them out. I kept lubing mine up for almost a month and it worked for a while then no matter how much I filled them up they sounded like popcorn being popped.
     
  16. Oswego

    Oswego n00b

    Whats the deal with the graphite...Is that something you picked up along the way or your "special brew"?

    Curious I am and would like to hear more


    I updated post #2 with installation http://toyotaoff-road.com/threads/8...ment-2005-Tacoma?p=64054&viewfull=1#post64054
     
  17. DemonSpeedn

    DemonSpeedn You talking to me?

    Thanks for the write up, been needing to this for a while now, just haven't had time to do it yet, made it look fairly simple to do
     
  18. TacoXpo

    TacoXpo Freedom

    It started with the technical peeps at Total Chaos. They were recommending a graphite synthetic. My experience with this mix is 100% quiet - now if I could have some way to encapsulate the uniballs with this mix - or I had thought of just dry graphite - I would be squeak free without having to spay or squirt lube on them!
     
  19. drew02a

    drew02a Moderator Staff Member

    It's not, but we can handle it
     
  20. Oswego

    Oswego n00b

    Shit.....I just lubed and installed my bushings. Maybe Ill grab some and make a mix for the cams and bolts while I'm out grabbing breakfast tomorrow before I throw it all back on the truck. I need to figure out some kind of cap before winter hits. That is definitely on my list and has been for a while

    rofl

    I've actually never done a ball joint before so if I can figure out how to do it safely..........

    It helps when you have OCD :)
     

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