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tcm glx 03-28-2010 02:18 PM

UCA help
Repost from JU.

Calling on Carlos, and any other ball joint experts.....

So..... my CRD has 47K miles on it, been on the RR lift for about 40K of those with Bilsteins.... I was driving it around yesterday, saturday cruising and I heard a slight poping noise every time I took off from a stop sign or light.
So today, took the driver side wheel off, and I can barely replicate, but it appears to be the ball joint on the UCA.
Whats the replacement scoop on these.... I do not want a spehrical bearing $650 UCA.... the wife primarily drives the Jeep, so thats out of the question. Do I replace with new UCA? do I justy replace ball joint... etc etc..

Also, how unsafe is it to drive temporarily..... (while i order parts and repair). The wife uses it for around town errands, but I want to make sure it safe in the mean time.

Scottina06 03-28-2010 02:33 PM

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I dont think you can replace the ball joint on the upper. I had some extras...but I sent them to Carlos....LOL

FYI-they arent real expensive either

tcm glx 03-28-2010 02:35 PM

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Is it driveable?

Scottina06 03-28-2010 02:37 PM

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hmmm....I would get one asap. Let me look in my storage...but I think i sent both to him or jeepaholic

tcm glx 03-28-2010 09:10 PM

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Ok, found a few places..... who is the best forum vendor to support for this type of order...... would like to plce the order tomorrow!

Scottina06 03-28-2010 10:43 PM

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I dont have one tony...sorry.

I would call Peter at

tcm glx 03-28-2010 10:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Scottina06 (Post 178137)
I dont have one tony...sorry.

I would call Peter at

Thanks Scott, I appreciate you looking!

tcm glx 03-28-2010 10:51 PM

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How easy is the swap?

Scottina06 03-28-2010 11:13 PM

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sorry bro...I havent done it. I bought a couple SRT knees and they had the UCA's on them. Carlos would be the man for that or make a thread in the wk forum.

tcm glx 03-29-2010 09:01 PM

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ACID... where you at?

Scottina06 03-29-2010 09:13 PM

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PM jeepaholic too....he bought one I had. If I had my Jeep here I could help ya???? Sorry bro!

AcidCold 03-31-2010 08:15 PM

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I bought your strut forks Scott, my uca's are chrome-moly.

Tony, i responded on JU.

Haven't been on the PC lately but feel free to E-mail me.
Hope you took care of it and all is well with that Jeep.

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