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Old 04-09-2012, 03:53 PM
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im lookin for someone around livingston or bozeman that knows how to do ball joints.
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:10 PM
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Haven't done one personally but have looked at tutorials and such I'd help for sure if you need it
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:34 PM
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most auto parts stores will rent you a ball joint press (makes life easier) and if you return them within 3 days (depending on the store, may be longer) you get all your money back.
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get those ball joints done?

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get those ball joints done?
i havent the hubs are stuck in and i couldnt get it with the tools i had.
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Let me know what you need i may be able to help .
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Originally Posted by tuckero View Post
i havent the hubs are stuck in and i couldnt get it with the tools i had.
All you need is a deep socket or an extension. Put it between the hub and knuckle, climb in the XJ and fire it up. Use your power steering as leverage to pop the hub out.

If this doesn't work take your hub bolts to the hardware store and find similar length same thread bolts. Put the new bolts the hub with about 1/2" thread sticking out. Grab your BFH and start bashing them. It'll come out eventually.

Socket method has worked for me most of the time. Spare bolts and a BFH always works but takes longer.
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Let me know what you need i may be able to help .
haha someone that knows what to do. i havent had any experience with working on the jeep.
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haha someone that knows what to do. i havent had any experience with working on the jeep.

Right around 6 minutes.
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