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Unread 05-05-2012, 07:38 PM   #16
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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!
I forgot to note that one bushing only goes part way in that's why it looks different.

Someone really should do a write up on this, I already did mine or I would try to make one. I bought a 4x4 ball joint press from Harbor Freight to do mine. That along with a 3lb sledge and cold chisel helped me get mine out and back in. Its a lot easier if you jack the Jeep up by the body and then remove the bump stops and maybe the wheels.

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Unread 05-22-2012, 03:30 PM   #17
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I forgot to note that one bushing only goes part way in that's why it looks different.

Someone really should do a write up on this, I already did mine or I would try to make one. I bought a 4x4 ball joint press from Harbor Freight to do mine. That along with a 3lb sledge and cold chisel helped me get mine out and back in. Its a lot easier if you jack the Jeep up by the body and then remove the bump stops and maybe the wheels.
X2 on the need for a write-up. Sounds like a PITA and I need to do mine I think.
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Unread 05-24-2012, 04:16 PM   #18
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I will be doing this this weekend. I will do as much of a writeup as I can. Hopefully. A member of my club is having a wrenching weekend. Also doing the rear balljoint. I'll post here and my build thread.
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Unread 05-26-2012, 05:02 PM   #19
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Did the bushings up front. Took awhile but got it done under 3 hours.

Jacked up the body. Placed stands underneath.
Took front tires off (wheel bearing I JUST replaced is shot).
Took driver spring out and discod the links.
BFH, screw driver, torch, drill, and some extension and socket they gave and came out.
Driver side control arm is shot. Needs to be replaced. Bushing on the unibody is no more.
Greased them up. Used the bfh and beat them in again.
Used straps to move the axle in the right position.
Tighten.
Much better now. But was windy drive home so couldn't tell a whole lot.

Something still pings in the front when I turn my wheel. And so, the story continues.

Didn't get to replacing the rear ball joint. Least of my worries at the moment.
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Unread 06-04-2012, 02:09 PM   #20
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I have bushings on order from Rock Auto and I'm hoping to get this done on Saturday.
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Unread 09-19-2012, 05:19 PM   #21
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For what it's worth, the OMIX-ADA Part # 1828307 is a replacement for the axle-side uppers on the WJ. I got them from Rock Auto in June and they're already bad.

I found the Moog K3128 on Oreilly's website and that would be the same price as what I got from Rock Auto above. I guess I can try the K3166 but I'm not sure what the difference is.

Does anyone have an Auto Zone part number that is compatible for the front axle-end upper bushings?
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Unread 09-20-2012, 07:38 PM   #22
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AutoZone said they dont cary the bushing but they will sell you the upper control arm for around $65
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Unread 11-17-2012, 08:07 PM   #23
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Dorman 905-203 at AutoZone front axle bushings, can some one tell me if this is what it looks like for the front uppers? I'm installing my long arms tomorrow and want to replace the one drivers side well I'm under there.

I would prefer moog if any one has that part number and can confirm that it fits and works.
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Unread 11-17-2012, 08:18 PM   #24
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Moot k3166. Put them in last year. They also fit the IRO upper arms. Most Part stores have no listing for the WJ upper bushing so just go into a part store and ask for 98 ZJ upper control arm bushings. They are the same and fit our arms.
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Awesome, thanks for the info!
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They fit the arms but do they fit the axle?
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Unread 11-17-2012, 10:19 PM   #27
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YES... The same round bushings that go in the arms go in the axle. I replaced all 4 bushing using the Moogs.
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Great, thanks again.
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Unread 11-18-2012, 01:32 PM   #29
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Dorman 905-203 at AutoZone front axle bushings
I don't know where you guys are getting this info, the 905-203 is the rear axle upper control arm bushing, not the front axle one. It's completely different and will not fit the front UCA at either end, nor would it be appropriate because it's not the same kind of bushing.





(I bought the above bushings actually for my rear UCA, so I'm good. Front bushings already done last week)
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Unread 11-18-2012, 01:56 PM   #30
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Ya that Dorman bushing is definitely for the rear arm. Go with the Moogs.
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