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I need to replace 4x4 u joints and bearings in the front. does anyone know what the price for a job like this will cost?

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3 to 4 hours. price verys

Posted on Jan 22, 2013

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    Paul Dasilva Jan 23, 2013

    the mechanic quoted me 1200 without even looking at the truck. says he cant repair only the u joints .has to replace the whole thing,does that sound right?

  • chris conn Jan 30, 2013

    he works for you. take it some were else

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SOURCE: how big of a job

Jeep actual made this pretty easy to do.

Remove the caliper and rotor.

Remove the axle nut.

Remove the three bolts that secure the wheel bearing to the knuckle.

Remove the wheel bearing.

The axle will slide out the opening of the knuckle that the wheel bearing sits in.

Posted on May 04, 2011

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SOURCE: 1996 Jeep Cherokee Wagon "4X4".

Here are the instructions...

You'll need a ball peen hammer, a six-point, half inch socket, a twelve-point, half-inch socket that is half inch drive and a large breaker bar, a 36mm socket, flat blade screw driver, needle nosed pliers and probably a BFG.

Pull the cotter pin and retainer nut, then the wheel nut (the large 36mm nut). - This nut will be TIGHT.

Then jack up the Jeep, put it on stands, ect.
Remove the caliper with the half inch six point socket.
The brake rotor slides off.
Remove the 3 bolts holding the unit-hub to the knuckle. These use the half-inch twelve point socket.
These bolts are usually tight, sometimes the hub is rusted in. If the hub is difficult to get out, take the bolts to a hardware store and get ones of the same thread and a little bit longer. Thread them in and hit them with a BFH to help break the corrosion. You'll get 'em eventually.

Tap on the stub shaft end to separate the unit bearing and shaft assembly. Be careful not to knurl the end or the threads. It shouldn't take much.

Change the u-joint. The clips are on the "in" side of the joint. I prefer a ball peen hammer and an appropriately sized socket. Some guys use screw-type ball joint presses..those never work for me. I have had good luck with a hydraulic press, but a ball peen works fine if you have good aim. Once the clips are out, if it just wont budge, set it on something solid and give each bearing cap a solid thunk with your BFH. This will help to break the corrosion. Careful with the splined ends on the shafts when you are moving the shaft around.

Assembly is reverse of disassembly. I have heard of guys changing the U-joints without removing the 36mm nut and leaving the bearing attached to the stub shaft, but it's easier for me to separate them. You will also have to examine the ear of the shaft where the old u-joint lost it. If it's damaged, the yoke could be ruined and you'll need a new shaft.


Here is a few pictures and some info on removing the shaft/hub and a bit about the uj replacement that you might find helpful - SHAFT REMOVAL POST


Also could check this Do It Yourself U-joint Replacement


Hope helps.

Posted on Apr 05, 2011

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