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Hello everyone, I'm looking to complete this repair and need some advice. Reading though this thread and researching online I'm getting different results for what part number to use. Does anyone have a definitive answer for which ones to use? I wheel pretty regularly and haven't be able to get out due to this issues, any help would be great as I don't have $1000 to replace the knuckle let alone 2 of them. Thanks!!
 

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Go to moparonlineparts.com and specify your VIN and then find the part you are looking for.
The site will say 'this part fits your vehicle'. Then you will be good to go.
Or, go to your local Jeep dealer and have them look up the part based on your VIN.
You will be able to buy the part online for a lot less than the dealer, even with tax and shipping.
 

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Hello everyone, I'm looking to complete this repair and need some advice. Reading though this thread and researching online I'm getting different results for what part number to use. Does anyone have a definitive answer for which ones to use? I wheel pretty regularly and haven't be able to get out due to this issues, any help would be great as I don't have $1000 to replace the knuckle let alone 2 of them. Thanks!!
I seem to recall someone replacing just the bushings. I don't recall what bushings were used, since Mopar doesn't have any part number for the bushings alone, just the entire assembly. Could have been @Snowhawk2015 possibly, but not sure. Maybe he can chime in, since he does have a lot of experience with rebuilding the suspension and steering components...😎
 

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timely thread! my 2014 w/ 199+K miles needs this but I'm not able to do this kind of work. kind of at the mercy of our mechanic's resources. yesterday he was toying w/ the idea of finding a knuckle from a junkyard
You already have a used part...So you go from one used worn part to another..lol. I actually did have to buy 1 knuckle from a salvage yard because I miss calculated the hole size and broke the knuckle.
 

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You already have a used part...So you go from one used worn part to another..lol. I actually did have to buy 1 knuckle from a salvage yard because I miss calculated the hole size and broke the knuckle.
This is what I'm afraid of. I've checked the local junk yards in my area and TH's are not a commonly crashed vehicle apparently, the closet ones I can find are in a junk yard in another province. As well new parts (knuckles) are on a 9 - 16 week back order and cost $1200 each, then 4-6hr repair each @ $89/hr. I don't f***ing think so!! Not about to pay $3500 to replace knuckles when they can be fixed for $150.
 

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This is what I'm afraid of. I've checked the local junk yards in my area and TH's are not a commonly crashed vehicle apparently, the closet ones I can find are in a junk yard in another province. As well new parts (knuckles) are on a 9 - 16 week back order and cost $1200 each, then 4-6hr repair each @ $89/hr. I don't f***ing think so!! Not about to pay $3500 to replace knuckles when they can be fixed for $150.
It was my own stupidity in measurement. I was off a decimal place in the "press fit" calculation. Should have .0005-.0008 interference and I was doing .005-.008. The other side worked perfect once i realized what i did wrong.....and to help we put the bushing in the freezer to shrink it and it went in part of the way by hand then pressed the rest easy enough. I would not be afraid to do it again at all. Specially for the savings. $40 vs a grand! And if it didn't work I do like the other side and got one off a crashed TH and I will replace that bushing eventually as it WILL go bad.
 

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if you guys want to work on my car I'd gladly hire you. I'm at the mercy of retail mechanics who have offered these 3 options
  • buy part & put it in & pay the $2,500 (or whatever)
  • (not worth the expense so, get rid of the car (it has 200k miles)
  • just keeping replacing the tire that wears out
 

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if you guys want to work on my car I'd gladly hire you. I'm at the mercy of retail mechanics who have offered these 3 options
  • buy part & put it in & pay the $2,500 (or whatever)
  • (not worth the expense so, get rid of the car (it has 200k miles)
  • just keeping replacing the tire that wears out
Pretty far away for me....but how much ya want for it...lol
 

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if you guys want to work on my car I'd gladly hire you. I'm at the mercy of retail mechanics who have offered these 3 options
  • buy part & put it in & pay the $2,500 (or whatever)
  • (not worth the expense so, get rid of the car (it has 200k miles)
  • just keeping replacing the tire that wears out
Once I found out how expensive it was to repair this vehicle, of course after I bought it, I learn how to do a lot of minor repairs myself. Now that I need my rear knuckles replaced I'm learning how to become an engineer and modifying the rear knuckles to allow for bushing swaps. Just need to collect the necessary parts and equipment to do so. The reason I'm on here looking for info on the repair.
 

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It was my own stupidity in measurement. I was off a decimal place in the "press fit" calculation. Should have .0005-.0008 interference and I was doing .005-.008. The other side worked perfect once i realized what i did wrong.....and to help we put the bushing in the freezer to shrink it and it went in part of the way by hand then pressed the rest easy enough. I would not be afraid to do it again at all. Specially for the savings. $40 vs a grand! And if it didn't work I do like the other side and got one off a crashed TH and I will replace that bushing eventually as it WILL go bad.
Do you have the part numbers of the bushing you used? I'm trying to see if I can get them locally or if I have to order them in.
 

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made some calls around on Friday looking for an auto suspension specialist. want to give this car any chance I can to keep it. meaning no self doubt upon deciding to sell/trade

got an appointment for another opinion tomorrow morning. no expectations, just gonna get another opinion w/ the car on the lift
 
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