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Unread 04-22-2013, 01:16 PM   #31
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recycle? some companies have a core when you buy them online so you can send back the broken for them to do remans on. As for the pop, are you sure it's the CV or hub? Someone will correct me if i'm wrong but It could be your track or sway bar.

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Unread 04-22-2013, 03:53 PM   #32
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What's the track or sway bar? Can anyone tell me what this is? As I did some investigation at work and it looked a little loose

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Unread 04-22-2013, 04:17 PM   #33
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That is the lower control arm.

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Unread 04-22-2013, 04:20 PM   #34
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Thank you!!!!! Life safer. How do I fix the lower control arm... As it looks like its going to fall off do I need jack stands?
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Unread 04-22-2013, 04:48 PM   #35
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what do you mean it looks like it's gonna fall off? is it loose? wiggles? details man, details.
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Unread 04-22-2013, 04:57 PM   #36
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It wiggles but not much could move it like a centimeter. Sorry....
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Unread 04-22-2013, 05:01 PM   #37
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Does the bushing look damaged at all, cracking, crumbling, missing?

To replace the control arm you'll need a jack, stands, torque wrench, etc. You might be able to do it lifting only one side up, but I would think it near impossible to get the arm off and the new one in. You really need to get the fornt wheels off the ground and then support the axle.
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Unread 04-24-2013, 09:05 PM   #38
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If you can wiggle that control arm easily, I would say the bushings are shot...Replace them, or the whole control arm...I think a replacement control arm is around $50-$60.... bushings might be cheaper yet...
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Unread 04-24-2013, 09:40 PM   #39
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Control arm replacement is easy, and you can do it without lifting the vehicle off the ground, but having it on a jack stand and the tire off makes the job easier. If you do replace them yourself, you will need an alignment done after to correct the caster.
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Unread 04-24-2013, 09:48 PM   #40
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I tightened the the bolt twice but it jeeps getting loose and I hear the rattling so I guess I might have to replace the control arm. However I'm not sure where to put the jack stand, how much an alignment caster will cost on average?
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Unread 04-24-2013, 09:50 PM   #41
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And I would suggest replacing the entire arm as opposed to just the bushings. I'm doing this soon - I've ordered some arms and am waiting for them to arrive. I've never swapped them on my ZJ, but I helped a friend replace just the bushings once - and it is a royal PITA. You can buy OEM style arms at A1 (an entire set of 8 for around $200). Otherwise, I think Rock Auto has decent prices on stock arms as well.

And of course, there's always Kolak - who gives good advice and prices.
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Unread 04-24-2013, 09:54 PM   #42
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Careful, the 1aauto CA's i got didn't fit on the rear. Great for the front though.
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Unread 04-24-2013, 10:00 PM   #43
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[QUOTE="capcyclone;15344685"]And I would suggest replacing the entire arm as opposed to just the bushings. I'm doing this soon - I've ordered some arms and am waiting for them to arrive. I've never swapped them on my ZJ, but I helped a friend replace just the bushings once - and it is a royal PITA. You can buy OEM style arms at A1 (an entire set of 8 for around $200). Otherwise, I think Rock Auto has decent prices on stock arms as well.

And of course, there's always Kolak - who gives good advice and prices.[/QUOTE

I don't think I don't need a step by step guide (I don't think) but where would I put the jack stand as I feel I would damage the drive shaft
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Unread 04-25-2013, 09:42 AM   #44
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Here's a quick pick of a jack point that should work for you.
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