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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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  3. Stenasev

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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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