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03-22-2019 12:24 AM
Chasen11 Thank you,it is a nice write up.
01-09-2018 10:20 PM
PCRIDE NICE! I just did mine. It didn’t pass safety so I had “excessive” play and they would t pass it. In addition the head lights were too faded. I replaced upper and lower ball joints, wheel hub bearing abs rotor, both sides! Had to rent the press from the auto parts store. Other tips

Use light sand paper and clean the rust inside the knuckle where the hub goes in. Add a thin coat of grease.

On the upper and lower knuckle, use the sand paper and clean the holes for the ball joints, again a light coat of grease.

Take time and clean all existing parts with wire brush, makes it all fit together nicely.

I had ordered the Mopar upper and lower ball joint and it came with a brass sleeve, almost looks like a helio coil. Not sure what it is.
See my other post
06-23-2014 05:59 AM
cnjalex I joined the forum simply to say thank you on this thread. It filled in some blanks on the Haynes manual. Thank you again!
03-23-2014 01:49 PM
ajm3377 thanks! this was a huge help! changed out stock parts with 245xxx miles. they were a bit stubborn..
03-16-2014 10:04 PM
awesome write up

thanks! this helped a ton!
03-15-2014 02:37 PM
Wow great post

After reading your post it looked easy so my son and I (he did most of the work) gave it a whirl. Biggest job I've tackled. We changed both front axles and hubs in three hours. I think spraying the bolts with PG Blaster for two days prior helped a lot.
02-22-2014 09:06 AM

Great write up with pictures! helped me out a ton! thanks man
02-20-2014 12:24 PM
oldred95 thanks to this post , I replaced the axles on my 95 ZJ ! Been great help!
10-19-2013 03:27 AM
Muzramp Thanks, this helped me out a great deal. Here's a tip if you can't get the axle nut off. I spend several hours trying remove the nut. Get the biggest breaker bar home depot has. I used a five foot steel pipe, have someone apply brakes with engine on. And it should come right off.
03-02-2013 05:29 PM
2000jeeps I changed out both axles on my 2000 grand cherokee and it drove great for about two months. Now when I turn left I get a bad grinding noise from the passenger front. Is it possible one of the new axles are bad already?
11-25-2012 03:10 PM
jthayer0715 Would this be the same for a 98 ZJ ???
11-23-2012 09:35 PM
eastcoastcam If the knuckle won't let go of the hub, stick a deep socket between the ear of the outer axle and the inner C of the knuckle and turn the steering wheel. Do this to the othet side of it, alternating it until the hub is free. This makes getting getting a stubborn hub out almost effortless.

10-28-2012 10:26 AM
papitt Thanks for that link .. Those pictures will help a lot. Good write up .
.I should be cble to do that with no problem other than breaking loos the 36MM . I understand how that could cause issues . I do have a CP 1/2 air wrench and also a 3/4 drive air wrench . But my compress is getting weaker . So I now have a 2nd compressor I can plug both together if need .
.. Also Back at work a lot of those wheel bearing hubs were a bugger to get out . Anyone had that Issue .
09-03-2012 03:12 AM
Tulp thanks this was super helpful. did both of mine today. hubs that is...

was a weird thing. lots of wawa noise and some vibrations but no wheel play. it fixed it though.

now time for new tires.
03-12-2012 09:40 PM
Originally Posted by BoostinChick View Post
Bringing this up from the dead. First wanted to say great write-up and pictures! My only question regarding this is did you guys put a dab of grease on the axle spindle where it meets the hub?
Yeah. I did. Just to ease it in.
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