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hawk_sixsix
February 12th, 2012, 17:07
It's ball joint time on the 97 XJ. Already have a press w/ sockets/adapters. I thought the spanner was only needed for sleeves on older axles but I'm forgetting how old "older" is anymore. The senior moments are starting . . .

Talyn
February 12th, 2012, 17:09
No wrench needed. When I did my 91 I didn't need it then either.

Eric96Xj
February 16th, 2012, 17:36
i did my fiance"s in her '96 over this past summer, all 4 of them. the knuckle is kinda tight in there with the press i had and after your done with all the sockets/adapters on the thing half the time it dont fit. there were no c-clips to remove on her 96 either just press out , then back in. oh and i found it muchhhhhh easier in the beginning to just cutt the ball joint studs off flush, easier to fit the press and attatchments in there then.

kastein
February 16th, 2012, 19:11
Grab a 3lb sledge, it'll make your job easy.

Tighten the press as much as you can with a box wrench and one arm. Whack the side of the inner C next to the press with the sledge solidly a few times, the balljoint should pop out a bit. Rinse, lather, repeat.