Premature ball joint failures are a common occurrence on many late model Dodge and RAM trucks. The OE ball joints are not serviceable, which can increase the rate at which they wear. As the ball joint wears, looseness develops in the ball stud. Vertical movement of the stud is normal, but any radial stud movement (side-to-side or back-and-forth play) means it’s time to replace the ball joint.
When upper ball joint replacement is necessary, the installation procedure puts significant stress on the upper ball joint housing, as the upper and lower ball joints may not align perfectly. The OE upper ball joint design deforms to compensate for this misalignment, which leads to severe wear from impact loads that occur throughout normal driving conditions.
The MOOG® Problem Solver® K7460 upper ball joint is a proven solution to this problem. Thanks to MOOG’s Continuous Innovation processes, the K7460 design has been updated to further improve durability and minimize radial play.
The latest design is still easy to install and greaseable so that fresh lubricant can flush out contamination to increase service life. It also features a larger grease reservoir to hold even more fresh grease to reduce friction and wear. The premium forged housing’s increased cross section resists deformation. This Problem Solver ball joint also includes a patent-pending dust boot with encapsulated Belleville washer.
Greaseable design makes lubrication service easier, contributing to longer component life.
Patented pressed-in cover plate virtually eliminates excess axial and radial movement to deliver solid steering feel for the life of the part.
Premium forged housing provides durability and strength while resisting deforming.
Full-ball hardened stud with grease grooves allows smooth rotation and articulation.
MOOG K7460 Upper Ball Joint
|2006-2008||Dodge RAM 1500 4WD||Front Upper|
|2007-2010||Dodge RAM 2500|
|2003-2006||Dodge RAM 2500 4WD|
|2003-2010||Dodge RAM 3500|
|2011-2013||RAM 2500 4WD|
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