Auto Service World
News   July 23, 2012   by Auto Service World

Pontiac Vibe Ball Joint Among New Moog Releases

Federal-Mogul has expanded its Moog line of replacement steering and suspension components to include the aftermarket’s first lower front ball joints for late-model Pontiac Vibe passenger cars and nine new control arms covering a variety of popular foreign nameplate and domestic applications.

Available immediately through Moog distributors, the brand’s latest first-to-the-aftermarket front lower ball joint (No. K500174) covers 2009-2010 Pontiac Vibe 2.4-liter models. This premium ball joint features the brand’s full-ball socket configuration for more responsive steering and all-metal “gusher” bearing technology for longer life. Federal-Mogul engineers also integrated a grease fitting for maintaining and extending service life, and a highly durable “grease release” polyurethane boot, which directs contaminants out of the socket and away from brake components during lubrication.

Additional new Moog parts include premium front lower control arms with Moog ball joints for 1999-2004 Honda Odyssey minivans as well as millions of General Motors passenger cars – including the Buick Skylark, Chevrolet Beretta and Cavalier, and Oldsmobile Achieva – ranging from the 1982 through 1996 model years. Moog coverage for foreign nameplate applications continues to expand, with new steering and suspension parts for popular BMW, Honda, Land Rover, Mazda and Toyota applications.

“Technicians look to Moog for the earliest and best replacement parts for today’s vehicles. We continue to deliver industry leading coverage and innovation,” said Mark Boyle, director, steering and suspension products, Federal-Mogul. “Our product and engineering teams closely monitor emerging repair needs and respond with products that deliver exceptional performance, easier installation and extended durability.”

For more information regarding Moog steering and suspension parts, visit the brand’s technician-focused website, contact your Moog supplier, or use the electronic catalogue.