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LCAs and bushings

Recently installed a RC 2" spacer lift and the LCA bushings that the yolk attaches to seem shot as well as the bolt completely rusted to the inner sleeve. I'm wondering if those bushings are replaceable or the entire LCA has to be replaced. I'm finding this lower bolt rusted to the inner sleeve a common issue here in the salt belt.

Hard sudden bumps like manhole covers will cause a slight metallic sound from the front end and it's only one wheel at a time. I just replaced the front SB bushings as well with no change.

Any tips on tracing this down or is it typical of the XK to sound this way?
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Recently installed a RC 2" spacer lift and the LCA bushings that the yolk attaches to seem shot as well as the bolt completely rusted to the inner sleeve. I'm wondering if those bushings are replaceable or the entire LCA has to be replaced. I'm finding this lower bolt rusted to the inner sleeve a common issue here in the salt belt.

Hard sudden bumps like manhole covers will cause a slight metallic sound from the front end and it's only one wheel at a time. I just replaced the front SB bushings as well with no change.

Any tips on tracing this down or is it typical of the XK to sound this way?
Check the upper front differential bushing.

This is a common point of wear on both Grand Cherokees & Commanders alike.

It will make that kind of a noise when it's worn and in need of replacement.
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you can replace the lca bushings

Here they are at rockauto. you can find them at amazon too

More Information for MOOG K200181

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strut mount/clevis bushing.

http://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo....445119&jsn=405

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Check the upper front differential bushing.

This is a common point of wear on both Grand Cherokees & Commanders alike.

It will make that kind of a noise when it's worn and in need of replacement.
Thanks, I'll inspect them.
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That's the one I'm talking about, thanks for the link. What's the best tool to remove and then replace these? Arbor press?
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That's the one I'm talking about, thanks for the link. What's the best tool to remove and then replace these? Arbor press?
likely a press. Some people torch them out. The real issue is the clevis bolt becomes fused in there and needs to be cut out in the salt belt. As you can see there the center of the bushing has a slit in it which allows rust to occur inside of the bushing. stupid design.
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likely a press. Some people torch them out. The real issue is the clevis bolt becomes fused in there and needs to be cut out in the salt belt. As you can see there the center of the bushing has a slit in it which allows rust to occur inside of the bushing. stupid design.
Yeah, I'm wondering how I could manage a press, that's an oddly shaped part. I'll just use a my cutting torch then and a BFH. I suppose I could try a bearing/seal puller.

The passenger bolt is definitely fused to the sleeve, the driver side I could get out.

I'll definitely have a shop do the diff bushings, no way I'm doing that on jack stands.

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Yeah, I'm wondering how I could manage a press, that's an oddly shaped part. I'll just use a my cutting torch then and a BFH.

The passenger bolt is definitely fused to the sleeve, the driver side i could get out.
ball joint press would fit in there.

Make sure to hit it with some rust preventative when reassembling!
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ball joint press would fit in there.
There's an idea...
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You can replace the bushings, but it is easier and likely the same or similar cost to replace the whole LCA. I did mine a few weeks ago... they were about $125 each from Amazon for Moog parts. JBA sells individual bushings for around $30 each.... by the time you do 3 bushings and a ball joint the price is the same and you have done a lot more work..... It is plenty of work just replacing the LCA, you don't need more.

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