Exclusive Problem Solver® Design Features Premium Forged Housing and Patent-Pending, Pre-Installed Dust Boot for Exceptional Durability, Faster Installation
Southfield, Michigan, October 27, 2015…Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ MOOG® Steering and Suspension brand has introduced an innovative, high-strength replacement load-carrying ball joint for a broad range of late-model vehicles equipped with compression-loaded suspension systems. 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,” said Bryon Osterland, general manager, global steering and suspension, 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, a premium forged housing with an increased cross-section having up to 52 percent 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, as well, to ensure superior durability and service life. Also included is a pre-tapped grease fitting hole for easy installation of a threaded grease fitting.
To learn more about this innovative Problem Solver ball joint, please visit the Federal-Mogul Motorparts exhibit (No. 3217) at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas, Nev., visit the technician-focused www.moogproblemsolver.com website or contact your MOOG supplier. Like MOOG on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/moogproblemsolver and follow the brand on Twitter (@MOOGps) for product updates and special promotions.
Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML) is a leading global supplier of products and services to the world’s manufacturers and servicers of vehicles and equipment in the automotive, light, medium and heavy-duty commercial, marine, rail, aerospace, power generation and industrial markets. The company’s products and services enable improved fuel economy, reduced emissions and enhanced vehicle safety.
Federal-Mogul operates two independent business divisions, each with a chief executive officer reporting to Federal-Mogul’s Board of Directors.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts sells and distributes a broad portfolio of products through more than 20 of the world’s most recognized brands in the global vehicle aftermarket, while also serving original equipment vehicle manufacturers with products including braking, chassis, wipers and other vehicle components. The company’s aftermarket brands include ANCO® wiper blades; Champion® spark plugs, wipers and filters; AE®, Fel-Pro®, FP Diesel®, Goetze®, Glyco®, Nüral®, Payen® and Sealed Power® engine products; MOOG® steering and suspension parts; and Ferodo®, Jurid® and Wagner® brake products.
Federal-Mogul Powertrain designs and manufactures original equipment powertrain components and systems protection products for automotive, heavy-duty, industrial and transport applications.
Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899 and maintains its worldwide headquarters in Southfield, Michigan. The company employs nearly 50,000 in 34 countries. For more information, please visit www.federalmogul.com.