Liberty, Wrangler, 1997-2005

Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheel
     
    Hub nut
     
    Stabilizer link
     
    Lower clevis bolt
     
    Ball joint from the lower arm
     

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  5. Pull on the hub and push the halfshaft from the knuckle
    NOTE
    The right side has a splined axle shaft that will stay in the axle.



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    Fig. Clevis bracket-Liberty



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    Fig. Lower control arm-Liberty

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To install:

  1. Apply a light coating of wheel bearing grease on the splines of the inner joint, and in the hub bearing bore.
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  3. Install or connect the following:
    NOTE
    Push firmly enough to engage the snapring. Pull on it to verify engagement.



    Halfshaft on the axle shaft splines
     



    Halfshaft into the knuckle
     
    Lower ball joint and pinch bolt
     
    Lower clevis bolt
     
    Stabilizer link
     
    Hub nut. Torque to 100 ft. lbs. (136 Nm).
     
    Wheel
     

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