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mod_muscle
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:36 pm    Post subject: Upper ball joint BOOT install—how to? Reply with quote

Has anyone replaced just the boot on your upper ball joint? If so, any tips on installation? This little greased piglet is kicking my butt! I see there is a special tool to install. Hoping to figure out a backyard mechanic way.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Upper ball joint BOOT install—how to? Reply with quote

You should have a Taco.... Oh Wait...


www.tacomaworld.com/th...as.408507/

Here's the FJ thread
www.fjcruiserforums.co...rease.html

www.fjcruiserforums.co...ld-up.html

I do have a ball joint service kit if you need to borrow it.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Upper ball joint BOOT install—how to? Reply with quote

lzalusky wrote:



I then repacked the ball joint with grease to replace what was lost and contaminated and then re-installed the boot. It is a PAIN IN THE BUTT to get the retaining ring back on. You need to be very careful not to tear the boots while doing this. With a little patience, beer and swearing I was able to accomplish this.

Unfortunately I have already seen this thread and it doesmt help. I already know its a pain in the butt. I am trying to find someone who can explain what they did or even better...show pics.

I gave up and just stuck it on there without the ring. It wont last long but neither did the original. I will be taking it all apart again before too long to have the shocks rebuilt and will deal with it again then.
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