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I need to put upper and lower ball joints in my 89 Comanche. I have looked for a write up on changeing them and nothing comes up. I have the tool to take them out and put them in. But what I need is how to do it. If someone has this info. with pictures that would be great.

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When I got the ball joints from NAPA the lower ones have snap rings. Does the ones in it now have them? Will I use them on the ones I put in? The guy I got the tool from said, start with the lower first. Then the top, to take them out. Is this the right way?

Thanks for the info so far.

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I changed the ball joints in my 87 MJ last year. It seems most parts suppliers want to sell you ones with snap rings, mine doesn't have snap rings, just pressed in. Tough job. Used a remover shaped like a c-clamp with a 2 foot 1/2" drive breaker bar with a piece of pipe on the handle for extra leverage. I can't remember top or bottom first, but it wasn't fun. Moog seems like the only manufacturer that makes the snap ringless ones for MJs, and they werent cheap, something like $70 per side.

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I am about to do them for the third time this year, and all I have to say is DO NOT BUY THE CHEAP ONES... only buy the moog joints, or else you will be doing it again soon... I am finally buying moog

 

YES YES YES. ;) (OR factory units)

 

CW

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