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Question 03 Cobra A-Arms?

I just got my 03 Cobra A-Arms in the mail and have a quick question about the ball joints.

If you squeeze the boot there doesn't seem to be any grease in them...but there is no grease fitting on the bottom???

Am I missing something?

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they are non greaseable ball joints...just replace them when there is excessive play or when the boots tear



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Really, cause it feels as if there is no grease in there at all.

They aren't real stiff either...but they are those "low friction" ball joints.
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Really, cause it feels as if there is no grease in there at all.

They aren't real stiff either...but they are those "low friction" ball joints.
The balljoints are permanently-lubricated, Teflon-lined joints. These are not your father's balljoints.

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Alrighty...just wanted to make sure.

Should I be able to move it from side to side with relative ease?
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There should be significant resistance. Like 1-2 white knuckles, not just fingertip pressure.
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They move pretty easy. They can't be worn out though, they are brand new from Ford??
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The balljoints on my '00 (I'm ASSuming they are of a similar type) required a firm effort to move them from day 1 (well the first time I took apart the car) until I removed them 7 years later.

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Any other input on the ball joints?
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