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Unread 05-21-2013, 07:31 PM   #766
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Well, my angle measurement on top of the ball joint was not at 8*... Mine was at 10* & 12* but they were super dirty. So I measured the angle of the disk brake which was a few degrees out of wrack.



So I kept removing parts. At the knuckle, it was off 1 degree on drivers side.



And exactly at 0/90* on the passanger side.



I pulled everything out of the housing but couldn't go any further when I got the the tre/knuckle connection. I have the 3 sizes of pickle forks that I rented and used the smallest size with no results. I need to get a bigger hammer I think.



The unit bearings are loose. So I think I found the problem. I assume the last bit on the passanger side is front the ball joints.



I'll probably paint the knuckles when they are off and touch up the last little bit of the axle with por 15 once they are off. More to come soon on this and I have a package coming in on Friday that I have been looking for since I had a CJ.... I will have to retrofit it to use it on the LJ. Here is the hint:
There are two
They are discontinued
I just sold a set of very similar item

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Unread 05-21-2013, 08:24 PM   #767
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Well, my angle measurement on top of the ball joint was not at 8*... Mine was at 10* & 12* but they were super dirty. So I measured the angle of the disk brake which was a few degrees out of wrack.
I suspect the lowers are going to have some play once you get them loose. You can leave the knuckle attached to the TRE if you want , just do one side at a time and let the side you are working on sit on the ground . If not try tapping the knuckle beside the tre as you use the pickle fork . This will usually pop the tre out .
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I have a package coming in on Friday that I have been looking for since I had a CJ.... I will have to retrofit it to use it on the LJ. Here is the hint:
There are two
They are discontinued
I just sold a set of very similar item
Riddles make my head hurt after a day like today but my guess is chrome curb feelers . One last thing , the OTC angled adapter is my new favorite tool . It took me 25 minutes to tear down the complete passenger side and about 15 minutes per ball joint to press them back in versus the debacle I had on the drivers side .
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Unread 05-21-2013, 08:26 PM   #768
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Yup, changed the ball joints using the advance tool with the numerous adapters. Not exactly sure which is the dodge adapter (supposedly angled on the bottom of the C's?) but there were angled adapters that worked.
I had the HF set and looked at the Advance set and neither of them had the angled adapter that I ordered in . I agree a press and the kit are something you wont use often , but that funky little angled adapter was worth its weight in gold to me when the ball joints popped out and pressed right back in .
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Unread 05-21-2013, 08:49 PM   #769
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I want to remove the knuckles and get them sand blasted to paint. I will try again to remove the tre but if I can't, I will do what you said above GB.

Not chrome curb feelers.... I wish (besides mine would be flat black). Another hint, they are black but will be redone to match my current black.
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Unread 05-22-2013, 02:12 AM   #770
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put the nut on the tre backwards till the threads are flush with the bottom of the nut and pound it out the tre is still useable if done right
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Unread 05-22-2013, 09:07 AM   #771
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not sure what your mystery package could be. twin stick? no thats not it.

When the hell are you gonna paint the damn hood
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Unread 05-22-2013, 10:02 AM   #772
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put the nut on the tre backwards till the threads are flush with the bottom of the nut and pound it out the tre is still useable if done right
I did try this with no luck but it was a small hammer.

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not sure what your mystery package could be. twin stick? no thats not it.

When the hell are you gonna paint the damn hood
Less technical. More hints to come.

And not until after the first ride just incase I roll it

Seriously, there is a little show here in late september that I might enter it in, so by then I guess.
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Unread 05-22-2013, 10:58 AM   #773
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I did try this with no luck but it was a small hammer.



Less technical. More hints to come.

And not until after the first ride just incase I roll it

Seriously, there is a little show here in late september that I might enter it in, so by then I guess.

BFH is a must
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You could try one of these. http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/web...man+arm+puller
I used it on my driver side knuckle, but couldn't on my passenger (if I remember correctly). Just used a hammer on the other one.
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Unread 05-22-2013, 09:57 PM   #775
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http://www.amazon.com/Lisle-41500-Fo.../dp/B0002SRG4S



This adapter set and a cheap air chisel will pop a tre out with no cussing involved .
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Unread 05-23-2013, 09:25 AM   #776
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BFH is a must
Didn't have it with me then.... Working at the non-home shop has its drawbacks, but I have it with me today.

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You could try one of these. http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/web...man+arm+puller
I used it on my driver side knuckle, but couldn't on my passenger (if I remember correctly). Just used a hammer on the other one.
I might have to go with this if the air hammer I borrowed yesterday don't work out.... or work at all, it looks old.

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This adapter set and a cheap air chisel will pop a tre out with no cussing involved .
That is what I rented. Works with a big hammer or air hammer. Looking forward to it tonight.
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Another hint. These are required by law in this state but I rarely use them or have them with me..... Pretty big hint.
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i know
Like I said.... Big hint.
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