K8687 and T40014 are the complete repair solution for your Taurus, Sable or Continental
Moog Problem Solver: K8687
The Problem: You think the ball joint has failed in your 96-04 Taurus, 95-98 Continental or 96-04 Sable and you're having a hard time removing it
The OE front lower ball joint tend to corrode between the knuckle and ball joint housing due to the two surfaces. This can make it very difficult to remove the failed front lower ball joint and confirming if the OE ball joint has failed. Visually inspecting for a failed front lower ball joint may not always work. To check, simply rocking the tires at the 3 and 9 o'clock positions may reveal the failed lower ball joint that may have not been able to see otherwise. Once you've confirmed that the front lower ball joint has failed, contact DST because we have the solution for you: Moog Problem Solver K8687.
The Solution: Moog's Problem Solver: K8687
Moog's line of problem solver parts target factory defects or poor original design, replacing them with a better more durable part.K8687 provides a replacement that has a limited lifetime warranty and gives you a peace of mind knowing you're covered.
A Complete Repair Solution
Moog has designed K8687 with a zinc-plated housing to help prevent galvanic corrosion. A polychloroprene boot with grease relief valve was added to K8687 so that the ball joint would be protected from contaminants and be servicable (greased). To assist in removal of the failed OE front ball joint, Moog has also engineered T40014 to ease in the removal and installation of K8687 by preventing knuckle damage due to improper service procedures. Together, K8687 and T40014 are the complete repair solution for your Taurus, Sable, or Continental's worn ball joints.