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Old 02-26-2012, 09:58 PM   #1
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HELP!!!! What am I doing wrong???

I just got done replacing the passenger side ball joints and now I can't get the axle back in, is there a special way or something else I need to do??

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Old 02-26-2012, 10:04 PM   #2
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So does this mean we need to wait on the write up?

Should seat right in .... No?

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Old 02-26-2012, 10:07 PM   #3
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Unless Im doing it wrong, I made sure the plastic ring(spacer) is on the end but it won't slide in like the drivers side did, I don't want to force it with out knowing if I have to, thats not something Iwant to F up.
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:02 PM   #5
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I end up taking the diff cover off and found there was a second plastic spacer that had been in the way, should there be 2 spacers? or just one?
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:47 PM   #7
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gotta love a forum where you can get on here at night during a problem with an install and get help.
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I figured there should only be just the one, not sure why there's another in there. I'll keep it just in case someone comes back later and it should have both. I agree, this forum is a life saver. Just got back from getting the diff fluid, might as well do the rear as well, though it's expensive as shit, Lucas synthetic 75w-90 fluid, cost me $60 for 4 if them, good thing it's not often it needs to be changed.
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:43 AM   #9
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gotta love a forum where you can get on here at night during a problem with an install and get help.
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:33 AM   #10
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Glad you got it fig out, thanks forum
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Only problem is that left over pieces always seem to bite me in the butt.
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There are supposed to be two of those spacers sandwiched together on the axle. One must have peeled off when you pulled the axle out.
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:27 AM   #13
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There are supposed to be two of those spacers sandwiched together on the axle. One must have peeled off when you pulled the axle out.
Is it detrimental to only have the one? I already have it together and prefer to not have to take it back apart if I don't have to, obviously I will if I need to. Its just an alignment spacer, right?
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:36 AM   #14
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sorry a little tangent but, ball joints on a jk?? already?
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Is it detrimental to only have the one? I already have it together and prefer to not have to take it back apart if I don't have to, obviously I will if I need to. Its just an alignment spacer, right?
It's fine with one. Next time you have it apart throw them both in the trash
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:40 AM   #16
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sorry a little tangent but, ball joints on a jk?? already?
Yea, unfortunately. Only have 23000 miles but both lower were completely wore out.
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:45 AM   #17
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can i ask the symtoms? that helped you come to that conclusion? i have 50k and had to change the drag link already... course need to do a bunch of other stuff, but that comes when the money comes in haha
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What were those spacers for?
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:42 PM   #19
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can i ask the symtoms? that helped you come to that conclusion? i have 50k and had to change the drag link already... course need to do a bunch of other stuff, but that comes when the money comes in haha
I had been getting a bad wobble when hitting bumps, would go away after slowing down. Took it to a 4wd shop and they confirmed the lower ball joints were bad, When I took everything apart, sure enough, the lowers were really loose.
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What were those spacers for?
I heard its to keep the axle in line, since its so long on that side. Otherwise it would be a PITA to get the axle into the gears.
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I heard its to keep the axle in line, since its so long on that side. Otherwise it would be a PITA to get the axle into the gears.
In witch you found out lol

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