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post #1 of 36 Old 07-28-2011, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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Wj WJ Front Upper Control Arm Bushings...Moog Part #?

Hey Everyone. I just bought a 2002 Grand Cherokee (wj) and I have a bad clunk from my front end and have determined I need the 4 upper control arm bushings. I just want to confirm that the bushings in the upper arms and the axle are the same and if this is the correct moog part number, as the place I called had no listings. Is Moog K3166 the right bushing to replace all 4? If not does anyone know the correct number.

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Hey Everyone. I just bought a 2002 Grand Cherokee (wj) and I have a bad clunk from my front end and have determined I need the 4 upper control arm bushings. I just want to confirm that the bushings in the upper arms and the axle are the same and if this is the correct moog part number, as the place I called had no listings. Is Moog K3166 the right bushing to replace all 4? If not does anyone know the correct number.

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I just replaced my front uppers. The part listed to fit my wj didnt fit as far as i can remember. What i did was measured the size of it off of my bushings. Mine were really shot so i measured the metal casing. I think maybe it was K3131 or maybe K3126? Im not sure. Youd be best off getting measurements or taking the whole bushing(s) up to an auto parts store. With how many wrong parts that listed to fit the wjs, i always do.

As far as the front and rear having the same size or part number. I have no idea. I would bet on not but who knows. The front and rear axles are never (as far as i know) the same axles. Theres usually a dana 30 up front and either a dana 35 or 44a in the rear. Id do your ball joints while your at it. Just dont get Duralasts. No grease zerck and just low quality.



EDIT: just looked through my receipts, it was k3128
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Moog only makes a replacement bushing for the axle side of the control arm (they press into the axle itself), at this time they do not offer a replacement for the control arm bushing. They are two different bushings at either end of the control arm.

However, you can purchase a new control arm with the bushing pressed in already for around $65 each side.

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It is what Jeeples has *PARTIALLY* stated.
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Thanks for the reply. I ended up purchasing the moog bushing for the axle side and ordered IRO adjustable upper control arms to take care of the other ones.

I was reading on the forum that bushing for a zj will press into both control arms and our axle bushings so once I get my new ones i am going to see if they fit in the arms.
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Sorry to hyjack, I think my driver upper axle side ca bushings is bad

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Ordered a new bushing but all I got was the metal incased bushing. is there another bushing for the axle?

passanger side. Looks totaly diffrent?



Did order 4 moog ball joints formy rod ends & link friday
Sorry again for the hyjack, just need some insight.
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Axle bushing part #?
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From what I have been reading all 4 upper bushings can be replaced using moog K3166 bushings available at advance auto parts
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Cool thanks man! If you find out any more info please do share.
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K3166 didn't fit mine for whatever reason. I took that one back and ended up buying 2 different ones because both were very very close to the one we pulled out. They were the moog K3128 and the other was dorman 905-203. The moog fit perfect, dorman was way off even though they measured extremely close to each other.
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Most parts stores (around here anyway) don't stock the WJ bushings, so I just tell them I need bushings for a '96 ZJ or XJ. They fit, are almost always in stock, and are the more durable compressed rubber design.
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K3166 didn't fit mine for whatever reason. I took that one back and ended up buying 2 different ones because both were very very close to the one we pulled out. They were the moog K3128 and the other was dorman 905-203. The moog fit perfect, dorman was way off even though they measured extremely close to each other.
So I take it then that the K3128 is the bushing i want? Just 2 of them because we can only change the axle side, right?

Just want to confirm this before I buy. Thanks.

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Most parts stores (around here anyway) don't stock the WJ bushings, so I just tell them I need bushings for a '96 ZJ or XJ. They fit, are almost always in stock, and are the more durable compressed rubber design.
smunns - for the uppers correct? This would work fine?

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k3128 question as well... according to the pics above there are two different bushings on the axle for the upper control arms. i am replacing all ball joints, control arms, and links so part numbers and brands are needed for the front axle upper ca bushings. i am buying all new ca to save the hasle of replacing just the bushings so its easy and just bolt on and done plus its really not that big of difference price wise in going about it that way. just dont know which way to go on the rear upper ca complete new or just the bushings there is a big difference in price there.
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k3128 question as well... according to the pics above there are two different bushings on the axle for the upper control arms. i am replacing all ball joints, control arms, and links so part numbers and brands are needed for the front axle upper ca bushings. i am buying all new ca to save the hasle of replacing just the bushings so its easy and just bolt on and done plus its really not that big of difference price wise in going about it that way. just dont know which way to go on the rear upper ca complete new or just the bushings there is a big difference in price there.
The axle side bushings are the same. And if you haven't already you should do some research on replacing the axle side bushings, its not very fun/easy.
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thanks TjinTopeka,

i have been trying to find writeups and/or pics on the axle bushings but really i cannot find anything on any of the bushings and control arms. i know everything is straight forward but i always like to see it before i do it sometimes just in case there is something to remember.

if you or anyone knows of writeups or videos please let me and everyone know!
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