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Finished the ball joints yesterday


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April 29, 2015
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Year, Model & Trim Level
17 All-Terrain
I finally finished the upper and lower ball joints along with the tie rods.
I took it to have the alignment checked and was only off by .3 degrees on toe.

The pass side I had to cut the upper ball joint nut off to remove it because it broke loose in the taper.
I changed everything with it on the vehicle. There isn't any reason to take the upper arm off to change the ball joint. And it makes it much easier if you cut the stud off the upper ball joint. The press fits it without popping the ball out of the top.

It only took about three hours to do both sides. I would do these all day long for what they charge.