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Ok thanks I ordered one anyways might as well if I can get old one off. That way all bushings are new. Anyone know of a good site for torque specs?
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Re: 2000 wj rear end washy

If you want to do more work on your WJ or in case of trouble shooting, it would be a good idea to get yourself a factory service manual. I downloaded one for free quite some time ago, try to google for it. There are some sites who have them for a small fee. Get one for the right year, because there are some small but sometimes significant differences between the years.
Here in attachment the pages from the service manual for the rear suspension. Remember that for torqueing suspension parts (at least for the bushings), that the jeep should be with the weight on the wheels, otherwise the bushings will wear out faster.
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Free online FSM here-

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Parts are all here, new upper control bushings, ball joint, lower control arms, and sway bar bushings. We will see how it all goes this weekend. Thanks for all the input again.
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Parts are all here, new upper control bushings, ball joint, lower control arms, and sway bar bushings. We will see how it all goes this weekend. Thanks for all the input again.
Good luck! Might want to spray PB Blaster or WD40 now on any bolts you'll need to loosen, to let it soak in a good while.
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Re: 2000 wj rear end washy

Also don't forget to torque all bushing bolts when the jeep is at normal ride height. This will prevent premature wear of the new bushings.
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So all is done and feels great. I ended up breaking a upper control arm bolt so had to make a trip to the nearest city to me for a new arm. Had to cut out old one. Lower control arms and sway bushings fit just like a glove. Had a rough time finding another bolt to replace the one I broke. I actually had my best luck with a tractor dealership in town. Yeah I said TRACTOR. they have a better selection of hardened bolt with length. My only problem was finding one that was 4.5" long. Not much sway left in the rear anymore. Im thinking front upper and lower along with shocks all around would be the best yet. For now it is just fine. Thanks for all the help on here and I hope one day I can help one of you like you did me. Thanks.
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So all is done and feels great. I ended up breaking a upper control arm bolt so had to make a trip to the nearest city to me for a new arm. Had to cut out old one. Lower control arms and sway bushings fit just like a glove. Had a rough time finding another bolt to replace the one I broke. I actually had my best luck with a tractor dealership in town. Yeah I said TRACTOR. they have a better selection of hardened bolt with length. My only problem was finding one that was 4.5" long. Not much sway left in the rear anymore. Im thinking front upper and lower along with shocks all around would be the best yet. For now it is just fine. Thanks for all the help on here and I hope one day I can help one of you like you did me. Thanks.
Nice work! Glad it's driving a bit better!

For future reference, Fastenal has lots of weird bolts, that's where I found my replacement lower control arm bolts. But as long as they are the correct grade (10.9 or SAE 8) they'll be fine.
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