In this video I show you the process I use to replace the front lower ball joints in a Jeep Liberty. It's a pretty straight forward process if you have the proper tools. -Enjoy!
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48 thoughts on “Jeep liberty: lower ball joint”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dave Brosius says:

    So that's what the "WB" setting means on the gun

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Phil Ward says:

    Be careful how you align the grease fitting, it could end up behind the steering stop and you won't get the grease gun to connect, like mine. I would just align them to the front and not worry about the boot orientation.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Marvin Ramirez Tejada says:

    Good video I learn a lot

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steve Palenicek says:

    Thanks .my ball joint just broke .230thousand on this liberty and last 2 years I've been busting knuckles

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Darcy Hemphill says:

    Dude I have to do this without all those fancy air tools send help

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Thejeepdoctor says:

    I’m a retired Jeep tech. Next time you try to remove lower joint, just use you air chisel with round blunt tip about the size of your little finger. I just flip the stud over to one side and hammer on it. I never used a joint press. I still have the cup I used to press it back in with. Used short blunt tip to buzz it back in with. Jeep had a recall on these. I could do them in my sleep. 😁

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Xevier 69 says:

    What cup size is used to remove the Moog brand ball joint. None of the one I have fits over. I had no problem removing the OEM but the Moog head is much bigger. Also what is the torque for the CV shaft nut? Thanks

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Boggs says:

    I really enjoyed watching this, I'm doing my wife's Liberty tomorrow morning.. Thank you so much!

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Byron Elley says:

    thanks!

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ed s says:

    Thank you, thank you. Was able to do myself once proper tools were gathered. My comments: Things wear out if not serviced or worst yet, not serviceable. I am 2nd owner of 05 Limited with 132k. There was a recall for lower ball joints in 07. After giving the vin to 2 different local dealerships, they said recall was shown to have been performed June 11 2017, however I was not told where. Yes I asked, "My computer does not say". Nice answer. Computer speaker maybe turned off. Neither of my "recalled" ball joints had a grease nipple in them. Yes, after cleaning them there are exposed threads on the TOP. BOTH SIDES NO grease nipple. Open. No wonder the computer can't say what dealership service employee idiot replaced them. Entire service department not knowing or caring. OK, not all of you guys. Not much money coming in from vehicle owners for recall work. Some service departments just have no conscience. Now have replaced both sides with MOOG units with accessible grease fittings as shown in this video. Will be replacing more front non-serviceable and rear suspension parts soon. THANK YOU to ALL YouTubers who make watching so rewarding for us who just need a little guidance. Thanks Eric.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars no avail says:

    I started at my family corp building. Our mechanic refused to replace my truck shocks! He said "ehh, you'll just have a little more rough ride, that's all." I could see the damn stud broken off! I said fuck it, I'll do it myself! Then I got sick of waiting for the forklift mechanic (although now he's one of my best friends) and sick of seeing those multi thousand dollar bills. I said fuck it, I'm doing it myself! Then our vertical baler was down for a year. 3 techs couldn't figure it out. You know what I said? Fuck it, I'm doing it myself! Then, the tires on my jeep were bad, my pops truck, company truck..I think you know where I'm going with this lol. Needless to say, it's all done by me now.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars no avail says:

    BRO! You can't use a cut off wheel for a cleanie uppie tool!

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MUCKFOOT - says:

    doing this outside in the snow ,
    parking lot, Michigan…..
    10° …. F my life…

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MUCKFOOT - says:

    18.5 WTF…

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Larry Moseley says:

    Appreciate the help

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Daniel Smith says:

    when I worked at Jeep and we had to replace these under the recall, we got it down to about 20 minutes. I always used air hammer with small tip to get the old ball joint out rather then the ball joint remover, so much easier and faster.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joe M says:

    Wheel alignment necessary after this repair or no?? Great video 👍

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars james Jones says:

    Looks like it needed a rotor.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jean-François LEREVEREND says:

    hello, thanks for that ! also do you know diference for K3199 (up to 2004) and K80767 (after) parts please ? Best Regards from France JF

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Christopher Macias says:

    Where can i find that c clamp that you used to remove and install ball joint?

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 7hatGuy says:

    No torquing of the castle nut?

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lexy Thomas says:

    Swollen nuts. I know about swollen nuts with testicular cancer haha

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mauro Nevarez says:

    What size is the big socket?

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Doug Dileo says:

    rust penetrant ?

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Thomas Fischer says:

    This technique worked great for me. Way better than the book saying to take the knuckle off. Thank you sir.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gary Sewell says:

    Thanks u were a big help

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jayy800 Productionz says:

    U make it look so easy 😬

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars upchucking666 says:

    Axle nut comes around always a distraction and not mentioning its size. Was only reason i was here

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Philip Rebich says:

    Wanna do mine? I don't have a ball joint press, plus I'm doing top CA, lower BJ, sway bar links, and outer/inner tie rods.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars N. B. P. Davenport says:

    How fast those kids have growing

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cal M says:

    Ah, you made that look easy, I thought it was going to give you more problems than it did. Correct tools make life easy, DIY would've been a different story 😲

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars xelaju8 says:

    Dont have a Jeep but it was interesting. Thanks for sharing.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars A H says:

    Surprised he'll install moog parts considering how junky they are now.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ted Mortensen says:

    This guy is fantastic, just what I was looking for in my search.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Troy H says:

    Thanks for saying what size sockets

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Sparks says:

    HE OILS HIS TOOLS…YUP…

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Mechanic says:

    If it works…it works!

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rhonda says:

    This guys is so great! Thanx you most of all for being a REAL person. God bless you and your's brother.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars maxr4073 says:

    Is the suspension supposed to be that rusty?

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars steve reinecke says:

    where you get ball joint removal tool?

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars kenneth friedberg says:

    Eric these r hard to do with cheap tools frame too small to get on tip of stud

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Wilkins "Rick" says:

    Good video brother! Doing my 07 same…lower ball joints

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Art Fisher says:

    Brilliant placement of the cutoff wheel.

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lisa Villarreal says:

    I liked the video. I didn’t even have to fast forward, due to annoying yapping like other videos. I have my upper arm and upper and lower balls, and inner and outer tie rods to do. Got a kit to do both sides, only got the drivers done…3yrs ago, had to refresh my memory. You can do a video for that stuff. I’ll even let you use my jeep 😁.

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Allen Ball says:

    Doing this tomorrow

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Isaac Neece says:

    Thank you so much for posting this. Very creative with the cutoff wheel. Who makes those particular lower ball joints?

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Art Salrios says:

    What size socket did you use to remove the axle and router nut?

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Randal Davis says:

    diggin the video. Im getting ready to redo all the front in my 2004 liberty, replacing the tie rod end, inner and outers, replacing the upper control arms, sway bar links and these lowers .. I already done the rear control arms, and it was not fun. so whiling doing the front i'm also going to replace the rotors and brakes on front and rear .. then after that, i been tryng to find some GOod information on taking a 2005 liberty motor and trans planting it in my 04 limited body. but so i have not found anything. on if i will need to change anything in motor to get it to work .. love to see you do a video on motor swapping on what will work in the way of years ..

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