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post #1 of 6 Old 07-22-2012, 07:38 AM Thread Starter
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Need help How to replace rear control arms

I have a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited, i had taken it get inspected and it failed for a quite a few reasons. One was the rear control arm bushings. From reading serveral posts on the forums i have found out its easier just to replace the whole control arm.

My problem is how to replace the controls arms. I have read that the lowers can be down without jacking up the Jeep but i havent seen much on how to do the upper control arms. I have seen posts about the front upper control arms but im sure changing the rear are different.

If anybody could just give me a guide to changing the rear upper and lower control arms i would appreicate it.

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post #2 of 6 Old 07-22-2012, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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anyone?
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post #3 of 6 Old 07-22-2012, 03:38 PM
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Probably the easiest thing to do besides changing brakes and oil. Put a 1/2 ratchet on one side with a 19mm socket and 19mm wrench on the other side. Remove the two bolts then install the new one.

The upper arms may be a Torx bolt rather then a standard Hex head. There are holes in the frame rail for a ratchet and extension.

No jacking required.
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Thanks i thought so just wanted to make sure. Any tips to keep the alignment from getting to far out of wack?
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post #5 of 6 Old 07-22-2012, 04:10 PM
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Remove and install one at a time. You may have a hard time getting the holes to line up so you might have to jack up one side a little or even use a ratchet strap to wrap the axle. There is no "aligning" the rear with stock arms.
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