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Old 07-07-2018, 05:50 PM
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So, from August 4,2015, until today July 7,2018, the Moog K200792 bearing bushings seemed just fine. During an inspection for a brake shake, I discovered they have worn out.
To be fair , I’ve put a lot of 125,000 klms on them driving back and forth to Hamilton every day from Sept 25 2015 until April 30, 2016, and then every other day until January 30 2017, while Sweetie kicked her cancers butt to the curb.

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Originally Posted by Oldblue View Post
So, from August 4,2015, until today July 7,2018, the Moog K200792 bearing bushings seemed just fine. During an inspection for a brake shake, I discovered they have worn out.
To be fair , Iíve put a lot of miles on them driving back and forth to Hamilton every day from Sept 25 2015 until April 30, 2016, and then every other day until January 30 2017, while Sweetie kicked her dancers butt to the curb.

I got a good laugh from that misspelled word.

Seriously though. We're all proud of your Sweetie and her battle against the
big "C".
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I'm glad somebody translated it from the auto-correct; I was completely clueless.
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Corrected, the auto correct. First time I’ve been able to laugh about that subject since she was diagnosed .
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Old 07-09-2018, 09:07 AM
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I pulled the LCA’s out, and the ball socket is loose in the Moog bushings , however , they have been subjected to pot holes and rough train tracks and broken pavement over 3 years and 125,000 klms.
I’ve stepped up to the zinc coated Moog K201285 bearing bushings.
The worn parts allowed the LCA’s to contact the top and bottom of the pocket they fit into in the unibody.




Here is the bottom, the centre bolt sleeve is loose and you can see the mark on the LCA above the grass blades on the right.



This is the top side, the bushing is pressed up and out, the new bushing presses in from this side, it has a taper or bevel to start it into the LCA, the hole has a slight bevel also to start the bushing in, I used a 1 7/8 socket and 8lb hammer to drive them home, using an old brake disc for an anvil.
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Just curious. What if you sent the pictures and info to Moog? Like to see if they reply to you.
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I’m all over that, Cat Man.
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Originally Posted by donbrew View Post
I don't know if I posted this hint in this thread or not.

If you take the top strut nuts off life is much easier when you get to putting the ball joints in to the knuckle.

It was my experience that 12 inch sway bar links caused the banging, cleared up after I put the correct 10 inch links on. There is also a plastic stop on the sway bar inside the bushings, they can slip out of position.
or, in my case, the PLASTIC stop on one end of the sway bar broke and fell off....
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