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Ball Joints

Discussion in 'UK Explorer Owners Forum' started by Bluespear, July 7, 2011.

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    1. Bluespear

      Bluespear New Member

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      I've received my frt lwr ball-joints from the chap on Ebay ( the cheap ones ) and I'm a little confused .....
      The advert (below) shows: ball joint, circlip, castle nut, split pin, grease nipple -
      I've been sent: ball joint, circlip, nylock nut.

      Now I can live with nylock nut instead of castle & split pin (progress ?) but there doesn't appear to be anywhere for a grease nipple to go - also the rubber boot part is clear & there doesn't seem to be any grease inside it. The packaging quotes "Ford ball joint 4386870".

      http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250591685741&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

      Am I being a 1st class plonker or is this the wrong part ???

      Gary
       
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      Hi,

      The part number you quote is for a Ford Transit Connect and NOT an Explorer.

      Regards,

      SS
       
    4. Bluespear

      Bluespear New Member

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      Bugggggger. Thats my weekend plans back in turmoil then.
      Thanks for yr reply.
       

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