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Old 08-05-2013, 12:06 PM   #1
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JKS Disconnect Woes

My JKS disco's are fairly easy to take out. Putting them on is the problem.

It seems like the bushings won't really budge till i apply a screwdriver to move it. (i think i need to add grease)

Is there a specific way to put them on when you fully remove them?

Once i attach one side, the other side is a pita. I tried to attach the bottom end first and try to link it up with the swaybar. I then use a crowbar to push it in while someone rocks the jeep up and down.

also i have to adjust one of them to align it with the swaybar. should i align the swaybar with the disco's or should i adjust the disco's to swaybar?

Yesterday i went on an easy offroad trip and even though i wanted to take out the disco's, i just left them in to save headaches.

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Old 08-05-2013, 12:12 PM   #2
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Stupid question, but when was the last time you greased them? They say you're supposed to grease them a fair amount while breaking them in. That should make the bushing rotate much easier

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last month...i'm not even sure if it was even greased since i had a shop install it (lift kit). Theres absolutely no play and its pretty stiff (bushing). i'll probably grease the disco's this week when i have time.
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Old 08-05-2013, 12:28 PM   #4
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They probably didn't grease them. I got a cheap grease gun from Home Depot for 15 bucks or so which works just fine. You should be able to tell if its been greased or not by looking at the zerks, and also around the bushing. If you don't see any evidence of it, chances are they're dry.
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^got it thanks... also whats the proper way of putting them back in?
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Old 08-05-2013, 01:19 PM   #6
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Not entirely sure, I typically put the passenger side in first because it has the one untapered peg, then the driver side, either pushing down or lifting up the driverside to get it lined up.
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Are you sure you are on 100% level ground when you put them back on? I put mine on in my garage where I knew I was level. I have yet to be out and on 100% level ground while trying to reattach them.

I put the low side (right or left) on first, then ask someone to stand on the bumper to help line them up as close as I can. When they are close enough I use a small rubber mallet to tap them into place.

I may not be doing it the right way but that is what I'm currently doing when I use them.
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I don't have them, but from my understanding, being on level ground is very important to getting them back on without it being such a PITA.
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i was 100% on leveled ground. Looks like i'll be purchasing a rubber mallet and a grease gun. No one said putting the jks back is as easy as taking them off.
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Grease should help. Just have a lot of towels handy, as I needed to rotate the bushing to get grease all the way around it. If I didn't spin it, it escaped before making it to the other side.

Unlevel ground has made it very difficult for me. I've had to have someone weigh down one side or get to level ground. The rubber mallet is good too if you are close.
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I have had good luck with my jks disconnects. Used them many times.level ground or as near as you can come and a helper to sit on or lift one of the rear corners. My 11 year old son always helps with the sitting or lifting. Doesn't matter which side first but passenger side always install the lower non tapered end first. Sounds like you just need grease. I dont hesitate to pull mine off. Just a couple minutes on or off. Good luck. You'll love them when you get used to them.
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Thanks a lot. So far I hate them lol. I have another wheeling session this Sunday so I'm gonna grease them up prior. Then we'll see how it goes. Thanks for the tips
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I have found any quick disco that uses a rubber bushing, our included, can be difficult to get back on. A Little shot of wd40 onto the stud helps them slide back on a whole lot easier.
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Update... Took the disconnects apart, cleaned them up and greased the fittings. I was rotating the bushings for 2 min each so it was fully lubricated. Realigned both discos and tightened up both jam nuts. all done so I stared at them for like an hour until my movie ended.

Moment of truth....I sprayed wd40 on all 4 mounting posts.
Passenger side - installed in less than 30 seconds.
Driver side - installed in less than 30 seconds. (By myself this time)

Now I feel confident in removing the discos anywhere I go. Thanks a lot guys!!
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Update... Took the disconnects apart, cleaned them up and greased the fittings. I was rotating the bushings for 2 min each so it was fully lubricated. Realigned both discos and tightened up both jam nuts. all done so I stared at them for like an hour until my movie ended.

Moment of truth....I sprayed wd40 on all 4 mounting posts.
Passenger side - installed in less than 30 seconds.
Driver side - installed in less than 30 seconds. (By myself this time)

Now I feel confident in removing the discos anywhere I go. Thanks a lot guys!!
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I have the same discos and the level ground is the big deal. I had the same problem and did exactly what you did. And as for using wd-40 on the studs, i used a light film of motor oil. Crazy easy to slide off now. Motor oil will definitely hold up better than the wd-40 to the elements.
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Thanks for the tip, I'll keep that in mind. Now time to test them out tomorrow if u know what I mean.

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