Moog's K80197 is designed to provide the durability you want and expect for your E-Series fleet vehicle.
Moog Problem Solver K80197
E-Series ball joints wearing prematurely?
Are you experiencing some shimmying in the front end of your fleet vehicle? Steering wheel having a little too much play in it? These are symptoms of a corroded ball joint. They corrode because the OE design has no way to flush out harmful road contaminants. When someone sees one of Ford's Econoline vans, including us here at DST, they think that those vans are indestructible; but the truth is they have problems every now and again as well. Moog's problem solver ball joint part number K80197 addresses the problems you're experiencing with your fleet vehicle.
Original design flaws
The OE design of the Ford E-Series ball joint does not have a grease fitting, which is used to push out harmful road contaminants. When road contaminants penetrate the ball joint the stud quickly corrodes and can even break if left unchecked for too long.
Moog Problem Solver
Unlike the OE design, Moog's front lower ball joint K80197 contains a zerk grease fitting. This greaseable design allows new grease to flush the harmful road contaminants out that cause corrosion and premature wear. The ball joints also have a premium polychloroprene boot with a grease relief valve to provide a more durable part.
Improved Durability from the OE Design
Moog's K80197 is designed to provide the durability you want and expect for your E-Series fleet vehicle. The powdered metal gusher bearing on Moog's ball joint is what gives it such high durability in the bearing surface. The metal bearing design allows grease to disperse along the surface of the plate and grease the entire ball joint properly. Moog problem solver ball joints also come with a lifetime warranty that our customer service team here at DST can handle for you. This will help you buy with the confidence that you'll never have to purchase this ball joint again.