Bad ball joint or not? -
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back > Models > Jeep Wrangler Forums > TJ Wrangler Technical Forum > Bad ball joint or not?

G2 Disc Brake Conversion Kit for Jeep Wrangler YJ TJ LJ ChSPARTAN LOCKERS are on sale BIG TIME at ROCKRIDGE 4WD!ZONE 4.25" combo lift for TJ available at Rockridge4w

Unread 08-17-2005, 06:12 AM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Kailua, HI
Posts: 126
Bad ball joint or not?

I've got a 6" skyjacker lift and recently had to replace some bushing in the front end. After the work, it's been squeaking more than before. So I looked underneath to see if I need to add some grease and noticed something odd with a ball joint.

On one of the ends, the ball side/end had a shim (or something that looked like that) move off center. It looks like it should be in line with the rod. Without a pic it's difficult to explain. I'm trying to find out if this needs to be replaced or can just be fixed/moved into the correct position etc. Would that be something that I can do myself (I have very few tools)?

hkiss96 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-19-2005, 07:00 AM   #2
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Central Michigan
Posts: 609
can you post a pic?
[CENTER][COLOR=White]97 Sport [/COLOR] 4.0l Auto D30/D35
RE 3.5 SF, 1" BL, 1" MML, 285/75/16 (33") MTRs, 16x8 MT Classic Locks, 4.10 gears, Lockrite Front, Warn Front and Rear Bumper w/ Tire Carrier, Warn Diff Skids, Rock-it Man Rockers, Jeeperman Front Hoop, M8000, A to Z winch mount, Hella 500s, H4 Conversion

[COLOR="Red"]Former 3.07 Gears Club Member #1[/CENTER][/COLOR]
Hunter9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Suggested Threads

Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.