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Old 04-19-2009, 06:14 PM   #1
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Question Ball joint issue

First off, I am a newbie so hello to everyone. I have a 97 TJ that I am replacing the upper and lower ball joints on. I have been to the local auto parts stores and the parts they have are not correct. I tried to install one side and the knuckle is about an 1/8th inch too low once torqued. The taper does not go all the way up like the original. The parts place says that '87 -2004 are all the same. Anyone else been through this before? As far as I know, everything is stock. Thanks.

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Old 04-19-2009, 06:41 PM   #2
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I would try to take them back to the parts store and see if they can figure out if they are indeed the right ones, could even take them to a dealer to make sure they're supposed to be in there. That's where i would start.

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What brand of ball joint did you get?
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Old 04-19-2009, 08:22 PM   #4
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I will try the dealer tomorrow. thanks
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