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Unread 10-21-2013, 08:47 PM   #1
Caitlingirl
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I had my right ball joints replaced on a lifted Jeep Wrangler. Since then it's been driving weird like pulling to one side, more towards left. They did an alignment after the ball joint replacement. Now they are telling me need a camber kit installed on both sides. Why did it not need this kit prior to the ball joint replacement? Need your opinion on what could have caused this. Would a camber kit help?

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Unread 10-22-2013, 07:49 AM   #2
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You only replaced ball joints on one side? Always thought of that as something that should be done in pairs. Change the other side and see if it fixes your problem?
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Unread 10-23-2013, 10:14 AM   #3
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I was told the other one does not need to be replaced since there was nothing wrong unlike the right side which had a lot of play.
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Unread 11-02-2013, 10:39 AM   #4
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Replace both sides.....you wouldn't just replace brakes on one side would you?
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Unread 11-02-2013, 12:06 PM   #5
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+1 replace rest of the ball joints. Especially on a Jeep with bigger tires, old stuff that's worn can look okay, then when you replace the most-worn components the rest starts to show as bad.

Is this the dealer that told you this? Camber isn't adjustable on solid axles, the only way your camber gets off from stock is if the ball joints are shot or you bend the axle.
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