Federal-Mogul Introduces High-Strength Ball Joint
Federal-Mogul Motorparts has added an innovative, high-strength replacement load-carrying ball joint for a broad range of late-model vehicles equipped with compression-loaded suspension systems to its Moog brand steering and suspension line.
The company says the exclusive new Moog Problem Solver ball joint is visually different from conventional ball joints as a result of its pre-installed patent-pending, low-profile integral dust boot with encapsulated Belleville washer design. This next-generation boot helps technicians save time in the repair bay while providing a significantly larger contact area against the ball stud, ensuring a more robust and effective seal.
“Technicians will immediately notice the difference in this premium Problem Solver part when they open the box,” says Bryon Osterland, general manager, global steering and suspension for Federal-Mogul Motorparts.
“Virtually every aspect of the design represents a significant enhancement in ball joint technology. The premium forged housing is more robust, the part offers superior stud motion right out of the box, and the low-profile, integral boot sets a new standard for performance and time-saving convenience.”
Engineered for superior strength and durability, the new ball joint features a hardened ball stud that withstands higher loads, according to the company. Other features are:
* a premium forged housing with an increased cross-section having up to 52% more material in key areas; and
* a patent-pending hardened steel bearing sleeve with powered-metal gusher bearing to provide controlled axial and radial movement.
The timesaving preinstalled, integral dust boot is manufactured from stronger material to ensure superior durability and service life. Also included is a pre-tapped grease fitting hole for easy installation of a threaded grease fitting.
There are several ways to learn more about new Problem Solver ball joint:
1. Visit the Federal-Mogul Motorparts exhibit (No. 3217) at the 2015 Automotive Aftermarket Articles Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas, Nev., Nov. 3-5.
2. Visit the technician-focusedwww.moogproblemsolver.comwebsite or contact a Moog supplier.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts is a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp.