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WJ Upper Control Arm Question


 
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Kwitcher8itchin
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Joined: 29 Aug 2007

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:26 pm    Post subject: WJ Upper Control Arm Question Reply with quote

I'm a new owner of a used 99 GC Limited ( No lift) with 125000 miles. Got under it and found a huge rust spot/ hole in the Passenger side Upper Control Arm. My question is this "How hard is the UCA to replace?"
By looking at it I would have to do the following
Jack up and place front end on jack stands
Place jack under axle
Loosen the mounting bolts (will probably be a pain in the A because they are rusted)
Remove old arm
Install new one with new bushings
Hand tighten bolts
Lower vehicle
Torque mounting bolts

What did I miss? Any tricks of the trade?

Or should I just take it in to get it done in a shop?
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Brad The Best
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Joined: 14 Jan 2007
Location: Kamloops B.C Canada

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

do it pretty much how you described , i would just tighten it when its in the air but that doesn't matter . they usually take some work to get all lined up but you can do it .

put lock tight on the threads (blue, 242) if i remember correctly its 125flbs or 70flbs so i don't remember

tip : jam a screw driver in the bolt holes to hold the arm in place , you can use them to move the arm around by prying, to get the bolts in .

Smile

have fun and don't forget to double block it
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Kwitcher8itchin
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thx for the response, I'll give it a shot..................Kwit
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