Does the ball joint from the LCA on Nissan 240SX fit?

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Does the ball joint from the LCA on Nissan 240SX fit?

Postby 98_Q45 » Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:23 pm

I just want to make sure I don’t run into any trouble: but cross referencing on Nissan and Infiniti parts deal, shows both use the same control arm lookup number.

However, I couldn’t find the ball joint specially for the Q45 sold anywhere. But when looking up 98 240SX, lots of places have them. So I went with that option.

Also the same control arm on the Nissan is over $200 less than the one for the Q45. No matter what site I went to, the LCA for the q45 is in the $400-$500 range. Just brought 2 with the ball joint and bushings on my 97 maxima for $25 each.

Anyhow, just asking because this will be a shop job and want to make sure I don’t waste their time if it doesn’t work.


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Re: Does the ball joint from the LCA on Nissan 240SX fit?

Postby Ludeaem » Sat Apr 03, 2021 4:50 am

I used these Moogs for my 2000 and they worked well. MOOG K9818

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Re: Does the ball joint from the LCA on Nissan 240SX fit?

Postby 98_Q45 » Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:33 pm

I brought a moog one as well, but it’s for a 240xs. Same lower front control arm design.

For some reason when I use your lookup code on advance auto, it shows that it doesn’t fit. How did you notice that was the one to use?

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Re: Does the ball joint from the LCA on Nissan 240SX fit?

Postby Ludeaem » Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:07 pm

Just searched the internet. Found that peopled used them and used amazon just incase the size didn't work and their return policy is good.

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Re: Does the ball joint from the LCA on Nissan 240SX fit?

Postby BCC93QT » Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:41 pm

Done this myself. twice over the years on separate Q45s. Make sure you get the bushing/seat

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Re: Does the ball joint from the LCA on Nissan 240SX fit?

Postby Ludeaem » Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:43 pm

The Moogs i mentioned have the seat. Just press out and lube the new one and press in

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Re: Does the ball joint from the LCA on Nissan 240SX fit?

Postby Dxta » Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:32 pm

Wait guys, are you saying the ball joints on q45 and m45 balljoints can be replaced alone without the whole LCA? I have been looking for how to get my balljoints replaced alone.

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Re: Does the ball joint from the LCA on Nissan 240SX fit?

Postby BCC93QT » Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:59 pm

Not sure on the later 02+ Q45 and M45 talking FGY33 and G50

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Re: Does the ball joint from the LCA on Nissan 240SX fit?

Postby 98_Q45 » Sat May 08, 2021 10:18 pm

Update: it worked for me.

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Re: Does the ball joint from the LCA on Nissan 240SX fit?

Postby TheDeadKing » Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:09 pm

Just to confirm, the Moog K9818 ball joints can be used as replacements. I had a pair installed yesterday into the front lower control arms of my 2001 Q45t.

I recommend checking online for new old stock (NOS) Moog ball joints than buying anything Moog currently produces in China. The NOS Moog ball joints came without the zerk fittings and were manufactured in Japan; they're as OEM as you're going to find.
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Re: Does the ball joint from the LCA on Nissan 240SX fit?

Postby 98_Q45 » Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:36 am

TheDeadKing wrote:
Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:09 pm
Just to confirm, the Moog K9818 ball joints can be used as replacements. I had a pair installed yesterday into the front lower control arms of my 2001 Q45t.

I recommend checking online for new old stock (NOS) Moog ball joints than buying anything Moog currently produces in China. The NOS Moog ball joints came without the zerk fittings and were manufactured in Japan; they're as OEM as you're going to find.
Good point there…wish I knew lol


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