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broken_down
08-03-2007, 09:45 AM
Is it possible to replace my balljoints without having to take my xj to a shop. other than alignment?

1990 Cherokee

Fuzzydog
08-03-2007, 11:37 AM
I looked into this recently though I haven't done it yet. When I lifted my XJ 6.5" I was looking at how to change my pinion angle without totally messing up my caster and apparently there are some adjustable ball joints out there (NAPA, I think) and it is very doable by a semi competent backyard mechanic but I believe you might need a hydraulic press as they are friction fit in the knuckles. I have a link somewhere that shows how someone did it....I'll try to find it for you.

Leithmc
08-03-2007, 01:28 PM
You pretty much need a balljoint to do it but you might be able to rig something up.


Leith

Fuzzydog
08-03-2007, 01:43 PM
http://www.stu-offroad.com/axle/balljoint/balljoint-1.htm

broken_down
08-03-2007, 03:06 PM
http://www.stu-offroad.com/axle/balljoint/balljoint-1.htm

Checked out the link, some very useful info. Not overly expensive to buy the ball joint press. ($250.00) :party0010: