Which bushings usually need replacement on the Front Lower Control Arms?
I am currently working overseas and only get home to the States once a year. I had someone back home take the Jeep in for inspection so I could register it again. The Jeep failed the inspection due to bad lower ball joints.
I have been reading through threads and the job doesn't look that tough. My WK is an '05 with 115K miles. I have an OME HD kit with JBA UCA's. I only want to tear that front end apart once and get it aligned once.
So far I have bought the following MOOG replacement parts:
-Front LCA ball joints
-Inner and outer tie rod ends
I need the help of the community to tell me if all the bushings on the LCA go bad or just a couple (maybe the clevis bushing and the lower rear bushing?)
There are three bushings in the LCA and I think these are the Mopar part numbers (please correct me if I am wrong)
52089989AA (MOOG-K200182) - Front Lower Rearward
52089991AB (MOOG-K200183) - Front Lower Arm to Strut (clevis)
52089988AC (MOOG-K200181) - Front Lower Forward
I have a ball joint press and am hoping these can be pressed in using that. My main question is do all 3 go bad usually?
Thanks for the help!