Jeep Wrangler/YJ 1987-1995 Repair Guide

Upper Ball Joint

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1



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Fig. Fig. 1: Upper ball stud removal and installation tools-1990-95 vehicles

This procedure requires the use of special ball joint pressing tools.

  1. Remove the steering knuckle.
  2.  
  3. Position a ball joint removal tool, J-34503-1 and 34503-3 or equivalent, in a C-clamp as shown, and on the upper ball joint.
  4.  
  5. Tighten the clamp screw to remove the joint from the axle yoke.
  6.  

To install:
  1. Use tools J-34503-5 and J-34503-2 or equivalent in a similar manner, as illustrated, to install the ball joint.
  2.  
  3. Install the knuckle.
  4.  

 
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