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Unread 12-25-2001, 04:51 AM   #1
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How difficult is it to change the steering knuckles on an older CJ? A jeep buddy told me the ones on my 71 could stand to be replaced. The cost of the knuckles isn't too high, so unless a phd is required I think I'll change them.

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Unread 12-25-2001, 08:54 AM   #2
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Changing Knuckles is a lot of work. Everything can be done exept pressing in new Ball Joints. While your at it, I would change the U-Joint in the Axle shaft.
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Unread 12-26-2001, 04:33 AM   #3
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Thanks for the warning DARKO. Mr. Chilton said a special tool was needed for the task. What is it and where can I get it, or is it one of those rent only items? And since it appears that your familiar with the subject, I've seen rebuilt steering gear boxes for other model CJ's that have the gear box up forward, but I've not seen one for mine, which has it just forward of the firewall. Any advice there? I've had the grub for a month now, biggest improvement to date was trashing the rochester 2g and installing a motorcraft 2150 2V. Solved a bunch of problems.
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Unread 12-26-2001, 07:26 AM   #4
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You can get a power steering kit from Advance Adapters . A ball joint press is handy to have and can be had from a pawn shop for 40.00 . That is what I paid for mine . Good luck on the knuckle swap .
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