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How do I remove a 99jeep grand cherokee's ball joints and how do you install new ball joints?

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To replace those, you need a special press fixture and a good dose of experience. They are pretty much the same as Chevrolet press in joints but much more difficult to get in and out. I generally use the press, a sledge hammer (judiciously) and gently heat the knuckle (warm, not glowing hot) and put the joints in the freezer 'till I'm ready to install them. This makes the job a bit easier (but you need to work quickly). You need to take care not to crush or otherwise damage the new joint and have to keep it perfectly straight or it will get stuck on it's way in.
If you have never replaced a joint, this isn't one you want to learn on!!
Good luck

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Replace ball joints 03' Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland


read the fsm ?
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if somethings not clear, ask, the book is for trained pros.
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How do i change ball joints in my 94 grand cherokee? do need to take it in or is it possible to do them in my drive way?


Your ball joints are press in units that require the use of a hand press. You can either rent one or some of the larger parts stores sometimes have ones you can borrow (with a deposit). Unlike some press in joints that can be hammered in, you cannot do that because the steering knuckle is too deep and the joint will bind before you get it installed and further hammering will destroy it.
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1. Raise and support vehicle.
2. Remove tire and wheel assembly, then install modified outer seal protector No. J34754, or equivalent, Fig.3 .
3. Remove lower ball joint cotter pin and nut, then loosen ball joint from steering knuckle using tool No. J-29330, or equivalent.
4. Position a suitable pry bar between suspension support and lower control arm and separate lower ball joint from steering knuckle. On some models, it may be necessary to remove nut attaching link to stabilizer shaft.
5. Locate center of rivet body and mark with a center punch.
6. Using a 1/8 inch drill, drill pilot holes completely through rivets. Using a 1/2 inch drill, drill final holes through rivets to ensure fitting of new ball joint.
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8. Assemble new ball joint to lower control arm with bolts provided in service package, Fig.9 . Tighten bolts to specifications.
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How to replace a lower ball joint on a 1988 pontiac grand prix hit a pothole and it popped out


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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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