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Unread 11-18-2009, 05:48 PM   #1
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Need help finding part or finding a way to fix the problem.

I was installing lift hatch shocks on my 88 Limited and 1 of the ball mounts broke. Can't find them at the local parts store's and the dealer want's 6.50 each and has to order them. Does anyone have any info or ideas.

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Unread 11-18-2009, 06:03 PM   #2
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Your complaining about paying 6.50? just wait the few days it takes the dealer to get them, its not like if you got them online it would be any faster. Doubt anything local but a JY would have anything that would work.
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perfect depends on how far away you are when you look at it:D
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It's a 4.0 ... as long as there's something in the crank case that isn't coolant I'm sure it will still run forever.
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Unread 11-18-2009, 09:20 PM   #3
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I didn't expect to get smart a** remarks, just asked for a little help, guess I'll stick to the other forums. Have you ever heard: If you ain't got something good to say, don't say anything at all?
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Unread 11-19-2009, 08:35 AM   #4
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Hey I wasn't being a smart ***. I am sorry if it came off that way. I was wondering if becasue it was 6.50 you didn't want to order from them, or the fact it would take a few days?

My suggestion was to order them from the dealer. Then maybe while you wait you could keep looking. If you found something cheaper before the dealer got them in you could tell the dealer nevermind. Maybe I didn't word it as efficiently as I could have. And you are on a public forum, you need to expect to get some unwanted responses and you need to learn to ignore them. Becasue yes there are *******s and smartasses out there and they seem to know how to use the internet (much to our dismay, lol).

Given that no one else has responded in about 15 hours now I would assume not many people have had the same problem and have any suggestions. I would have ordered them on the spot when you found out the price, and you would have them a day earlier (then if you ordered them today). I would bet your only other option is online or at a junk yard. Online wont be any faster or cheaper (after shipping) and the jy ones might break too.

Again I am sorry if you thought I was being a smart ***, I was merely giving you my opinion that you asked for. But maybe I shouldn't do that?
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It's a 4.0 ... as long as there's something in the crank case that isn't coolant I'm sure it will still run forever.
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Unread 11-19-2009, 06:45 PM   #5
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I will apoligize for that, and yes it kind of came across that way. No hard feelings here. Just for anyone that wants to know Napa has a ballstud replacement, part #735-1896. It's a general purpose thing not for a specific vehicle. We tried it and it worked, $2.49 each, bought 4 for $10 and some change. Hope some of you can use the info.
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Unread 11-19-2009, 07:32 PM   #6
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A yard stick is 39 cents at home depot
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Unread 11-19-2009, 07:34 PM   #7
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lol.

OP,
glad you found something that works!
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It's a 4.0 ... as long as there's something in the crank case that isn't coolant I'm sure it will still run forever.
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Unread 11-19-2009, 10:24 PM   #8
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Stick from a tree is free Seriously though, thats some good advice on the part numbers. Too bad the topic title won't clue anyone in on this in the future.
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Unread 11-20-2009, 01:32 AM   #9
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Too bad I just last week threw away my old hatch shocks when cleaning up the garage.
I know better than to throw any jeep part away even if it doesn't work anymore.
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