Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, 1999-2005

Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, please familiarize yourself with safety procedures.
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  3. With vehicle in neutral, position vehicle on hoist.
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  5. Remove half shaft hub/bearing nut.
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  7. Remove wheel speed sensor from hub/bearing.
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  9. Remove brake calipers bolts and remove calipers from caliper adapters.
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  11. Remove lower stabilizer link bolt from control arm.
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  13. Remove outer tie rod end nuts and separate tie rods from knuckles with the proper tool.
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  15. Remove upper ball joint nuts and separate ball joints from knuckles with the proper tool.
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  17. Remove shock clevis bolt and nut from lower control arm
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  19. Lean the knuckle out and push half shaft out of the hub/bearing.
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  21. Pry half shafts from axle/axle tube with pry bar.
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To install:

  1. Install half shaft on the axle and through the hub/bearing. Verify halfshaft has engaged.
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  3. Install shock clevis on lower control arm and tighten nut to 60 ft. lbs. (81 Nm).
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  5. Install upper control arm on knuckle. Torque to 55 ft. lbs. (75 Nm).
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  7. Install tie rod end on knuckle. Torque to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm).
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  9. Install stabilizer link on lower control arm. Torque to 85 ft. lbs. (115 Nm).
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  11. Install caliper on caliper adapter.
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  13. Install wheel speed sensor on the hub/bearing.
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  15. Install half shaft hub/bearing nut and tighten to 100 ft. lbs. (135 Nm).
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