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Unread 03-23-2013, 07:45 PM   #1
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Ball joint question

So I was checking out my passanger side balljoint after work today and I noticed that there is no rubber left so I am guessing it's time for a new lower ball joint would I be right in this assumption

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Unread 03-24-2013, 06:45 AM   #2
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If not already worn, it will definitely shorten the life of the ball joint. Do you plan to do the work yourself?
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Unread 03-24-2013, 08:55 AM   #3
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I do plang on doing the work myself. I will also be doing the axel shaft U joint at the same time since the bearing caps are about to fall off. My girlfriend will be helping/teaching me how to do the ball joint. She I a Construction mech in the Seabees. She has done a few balljoints but it was many many years ago. I also have a TSM and three other repair books and i have always done all my own work on my jeeps. But if you have any pointers that would be great. Thanks for all the help Rockrollin you have been very helpfull in lots of my isssues.,
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Unread 03-24-2013, 11:44 AM   #4
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Pretty straight forward really. I used a c-style ball joint press, worked fine. I had to make a socket for the upper ball joint preload bushing, using a 3/4" impact socket. Not bad but a lot of work
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Unread 03-24-2013, 12:57 PM   #5
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How do i get the the hub and rotor assembly off i have locking hubs
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Unread 03-24-2013, 01:18 PM   #6
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txoD...e_gdata_player
That should get you to the bearing nuts
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Unread 03-24-2013, 05:56 PM   #7
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NAPA has the socket for the spanner nut at the top balljoint. Part #278-2030

Your service manual has the procedure to get the wheelbearing hub/rotor off.
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Unread 03-25-2013, 03:18 PM   #8
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NAPA has the socket for the spanner nut at the top balljoint. Part #278-2030

Your service manual has the procedure to get the wheelbearing hub/rotor off.
The Napa hub told me six days to order the socket. That was on the thursday before my saturday project, so I was under the gun.
I read this as manual locking hubs, hence the link.
Once those are removed the TSM is the way to go
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Umm, I was directing information to the OP.
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Unread 03-25-2013, 06:28 PM   #10
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Got the all that ball joint stuff done now ran into problems with the axle shaft will be dealing witb that wed
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Unread 03-25-2013, 06:55 PM   #11
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Did you already buy the new ball joints? If not, Pepboys brand is made by Moog and they are identical to Moogs and only half the price. I got mine done about 3 or 4months ago
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