Hey folks! First post here.
Got into a fender bender w/my 4x4 ZJ(?).
I'm fairly new to the Jeep world but to my untrained eye all I could see that needed (non-general maintenance) repairing was the lower suspension arm.
The rest of the suspension components, although articulated far left
, seem ok. A new arm was $70 but I managed to junkyard one for $20. New bushings would have been nice but that's a project that will have to wait.
Here's my problem:
I'm obviously not lining up. The bolt holes are roughly 2 - 3" off. I'm unable to physically push the suspension at all to get it lined up. So here's my question: is it the dampener seen here that needs to contract back into itself to allow the give I need?
Aaaaaaand if so, could I place a scissor jack like this to push the sucker back in?
I appreciate your guys' help in advance. Really need to get this guy back on the road pronto!
And I apologize about all the pictures but I figured the better picture I painted the better my little blunder here would get across.
Glad to have found a Cherokee forum!