Pretty easy really to remove
Up on jackstands, jack under the control arm
Remove lower ball joint
sway bar link etc
mark where the camber bolts are set at ( that way when it goes back together it'll be somewhere close)
Remove the two camber bolts and drop it down out
Are you sure its one of the bushings in the LCA? Very seldom here of that
Mine are stock with over 200,000 and no noise
04 Liberty, Kilimanjaro Edition, Rock Lizard RockRails/Roof Rack/Front-Rear bumper,32 inch Goodyear Duratracs,Moabs,4.10s/ 4.25 inch JBA Coilover lift /other goodies
Is it on both sides?
If it's on the passenger side, check your CAI heat shield if you have one installed.
Mine was rubbing on the inner fender and I thought it was the LCA. Took many days before I figured that one out.
Hypertech Max Energy
CAI, Gibson exhaust, 4.7L throttle body
In order to get it out of the knuckle I have to take the clevis off though right? I got that far last time and there wasn't enough room to lift the ball joint out of the knuckle because the hub was interfering.
Tom - I have no idea but I've replaced my UBJ, pulled out my tie rod and the ball joint felt fine. I've removed my sway bar entirely and it wasn't that. Like I said I popped out the LBJ and that seemed to MO e freely as well. The only thing I haven't done is remove the upper and lower control arms entirely. The creaking noise is extremely loud and it does it while turning the wheel and during any suspension articulation. It certainly isn't a heat shield, it sounds far worse. Could it be my steering rack?