Jeep JK Ball Joint Installation - Part 1 of 2 Removal
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Specialty tools used:
- Harbor Freight "Four Wheel Drive Ball Joint Service Kit"
- 2" long X 1.25" piece of pipe. (I'm sure that 1.5" diameter would work too)
- 1.5" - 1.75" OD washers (I used four thick ones)
- Small piece of 1/8" thick steel to use as a spacer. I used a thick washer.
- 21mm socket for caliper bolts
- 35mm socket for the axle nut
- 12 point 13mm closed end wrench
- Torque wrench
- might need a pickle fork
- A small box that's strong enough to support the weight of the brake disk and caliper (8" - 12" tall)
- All other required tools are fairly common.
Here's the order of events. (not very useful when taking it apart, but will most likely save some frustration when putting it back together)
1. Remove wheel and clean the working area. A pressure washer works great.
2. Remove the two 21mm caliper bolts and place the brake disk and caliper on the box
3. Remove the speed sensor
4. Remove 3 12 point 13mm bolts, axle nut, unit bearing and axle shaft
5. Remove ball joint cotter pins and castle nuts
6. With the 2" piece of pipe and washers, press out the upper ball joint
7. Press out the upper ball joint
8. Press out the lower ball joint
I could have save a lot of time, by printing out the following and keeping it next to me during the install
Installation: (this assumes that you will torque all fasteners to spec and use thread locker when required)
1. Press in the lower ball joint
2. Install zerk fitting if applicable
3. Using the 1/8" spacer, press in the upper ball joint
4. Install Zerk fitting if applicable
5. Install the grease boots (do not grease yet)
6. Using the lower ball joint castle nut, place the knuckle in position
7. Place the speed sensor wire holder, in place on the upper ball joint and install the upper castle nut
8. Torque the castle nuts to spec and install cotter pins
9. Grease the ball joints if applicable
10. Install axle
11. Run the speed sensor wire through and install the dust cover, unit bearing and axle nut
12. Install the speed sensor
13. Install the brake disk and caliper...
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Jeep Cherokee Ball Joint Replacement part 1 - HD
This is footage from 2009-09-11 when I replaced the ball joints on my 1986 Jeep Cherokee. I tried to get it down to 1 video, but I couldn't condense 5 hours into 10 minutes. The only thing not shown is taking the brakes off.
Here's the writeup: http://joereid.com/2009/09/15/cherokee_ball_joints
VERY BAD Ball Joints - WATCH THIS!!!
This is a car that recently came in for an oil change. We did our free 100 point inspection and found this!!! Check it out!
Ball Joints can be dangerous and should be checked often as they are a critical part of your suspension.
Manual Bushing Tool Set from Schley Products/SP TOOLSID11199
http://enjoythedrive.com/ This tool saves a great deal of time by servicing the suspension bushings on the vehicle versus removing components and using a shop press. This set has an array of sizes of cups and receivers to service a wide range of suspension bushings.
Jeep wrangler dana30 balljoint replacement
This movie is the balljoint replacement. My Jeep is 97SE wrangler with dana30 front axle.
After replacement,Steering Noise has not happened. If your jeep has same problem, you should repair balljoint. Good luck.
How to install a U-joint
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A How-To video on replacing a driveshaft or axle-shaft U-joint for any vehicle for any vehicle including jeep cherokees, wranglers, tj, yj, xj, zj, blu-jay, and just about any car or truck out there!
In this video I use a press, if you dont have a press or if you would rather use a hammer to change the u-joint check out this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jpME2VD1oA
2003 Mazda Front Wheel Bearing Replacement (Press In Type Bearing)
Wheel bearing replacement in a 2003 Mazda Protege 5. Press in style bearings done without using a shop press. Specific for Mazda Protege, but many of the techniques will apply to vehicles with pres-in-style wheel bearings.
It's a good idea to try to use the bearing-press-kit the way it was intended. If the bearing doesn't budge, BE CAREFUL using a breaker bar. The bolt supplied with the press-kit is not very strong...it with probably shear off the head. Try to give the bearin a few hits with a sledge hammer as seen in the vid..it will get the bearing moving. Then you can use the press-kit, and it should finish pressing out the bearing.
Pressing in the bearing with the kit should be no problem.
How to Install Dynatrac ProRock 44 Axles on a JK Wrangler
http://www.4wd.com/Jeep-Drivetrain-Jeep-Axles-Differentials/Dynatrac-Dana-44-Axle-Housings-for-Jeep.aspx?t_c=12&t_s=237&t_pt=101298&t_pl=104940 - When you run larger tires, over time it can have a negative impact on the axle. That's why we've decided to upgrade our JK Wrangler to Dynatrac ProRock 44 axles. Here are step-by-step instructions on how to install these axles:
1. Remove outer knuckle and uninstall the factory axle
2. Align and install control arms
3. Reinstall oEM knuckle
4. Reinstall track bar
5. Install axle tube seals if desired
6. Reinstall coil springs
7. Reinstall Shocks
8. Attach sway bar end links
9. Connect drive shaft
To get a Dynatrack ProRock 44 axle for your Jeep, head to www.4WD.com.
Hub Grappler ™ by OTC
OTC Hub Grappler™ by OTC
• The Hub Grappler Kit is the complete solution for
servicing wheel hubs and bearings on the vehicle
without removing the steering components or knuckle.
This eliminates unnecessary alignments or the use of a
shop press, cutting service time dramatically.
• The new Hub Grappler Puller is specifically designed
to apply maximum force with minimal effort from an
impact gun to also minimize service time.
• The new jaws are designed and sized to properly fit hub
applications and can be quickly located on the puller
bar without the use of fasteners.
• The new 3/4" custom drive screw coupled with the
special equalizer washer provides smooth operation
while the proprietary heat treating extends its life
5-10 times longer than similar designs.
• 6 new adapters increases application coverage up to
2009 model year. Also includes tie rod/ball joint tool
and 2 Ford axle installers.
• The new Hub Grappler Application Guide is the most
comprehensive hub and bearing service guide on the
market. Developed to be the first tool used in the kit,
it provides quick reference to the other tools in the kit
required to do the job, eliminating guesswork and
saving time. New and Improved Design
Oops, Axle and Ball Joint Replacement - EricTheCarGuy
Oops, Axle and Ball Joint Replacement
Sorry I missed you last week, I had this video half done and didn't get a chance to finish. Well we have our 1990 Accord again, I'm getting some mileage out of this one but I don't mind cause there are still quite a few of these on the road and a few of you have claimed ownership to one of these 4th generation Accords, so enjoy. A couple of things to note, I could do a video on taking out the wishbone bolt alone, I've run into a few problems here such as a rusted bolt that won't come out of it's bushing as one example, perhaps future videos will show how to overcome this problem. I thought this one went together well despite the fact that you might be getting sick of Honda Accords, I still have more from other makes that I haven't edited or posted yet. I have more to this video as well that may show up in DVD form at one point, YouTube only gives me 10min to work with but I think that is enough to get you started and not lose interest.
Perhaps you could help by submitting questions in the form of text responses or what I would really like is a video response to something I've put out there, that would be great.
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