Having done that job on XJ's and WJ's many times I've found that it's much easier on a WJ than XJ's. Lots of PB and some leverage generally gets the job done. Don't forget to reassemble with anti-seize. You will be back there again. Note: Two required substances for every Jeep owner are PB and anti-seize! Get some.
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'00 WJ, son's Jeep,'01 WJ mine, '04 TJ, brother's Jeep,00 WJ daughter's
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