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Offline RallyEagle

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Front lower ball joints
« on: December 02, 2018, 07:33:08 PM »
So it seems the front lower ball joint is discontinued for Eagles (mine is a 82 SX4). I've search this site and did not find a solution. If there is a solution please direct me to it. Else, can an upper ball joint be used in stead? If so, is there any mods that have to occur to implement?
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Re: Front lower ball joints
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2018, 07:44:01 PM »
Oh my, this sucks. I of course hope there is an answer.



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Re: Front lower ball joints
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2018, 08:30:11 PM »
Autozone advertises the correct one but when I place the order, they dont have them. I'll call them but it seems strange that no one seems to have them.

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Re: Front lower ball joints
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2018, 08:57:47 AM »
RockAuto lists "DANA DS706116 Contains 1 Upper Ball Joint and 1 Lower Ball Joint".  You may also want to check with some of the AMC specialty vendors like Kennedy American.  Good luck and let us know what you find.
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Re: Front lower ball joints
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2018, 09:32:57 AM »
I just checked the Kennedy American website. They have upper and lower ball joints listed. As well as control arms and sever other items I figured I wouldn’t ever find.
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Re: Front lower ball joints
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2018, 01:41:31 PM »
The images for DANA DS706116 does not appear to be the same as OEM.  Anyone buy the upper lower kit from Rock Auto?  I have new uppers but the kit is cheaper than just the lower at Kennedy American.  I will call Kennedy American and see what they have.  Thanks for the leads.

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Re: Front lower ball joints
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2018, 04:47:27 PM »
That Dana number does not fit our Eagles.   Some bean counter somewhere thought that since that number fits some Jeep models, it'll fit the Eagle too!!   After all, an AMC is an AMC; right!!
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Re: Front lower ball joints
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2018, 12:06:57 AM »
I tried buying some from Rockauto, but the order was cancelled after a few days when they couldn't find it on the shelf.

I ended up getting some from Autozone, and they were made by RareParts.  A little pricey (compared to RockAuto) but they worked well and have held up so far.  Everything fit like it should. I've done about 4000 miles with them, and 2500 of that was on dirt.

Looks like they are available direct from rareparts.com for $56 each.  Part number MVMK3153.
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Re: Front lower ball joints
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2018, 03:52:38 PM »
Thanks.  I contacted them and ordered 2.  $55.51 each +s&h

I just received the Rockauto upper and lower kit ones.  Completely wrong and I am sending them back.  This is crazy.
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Re: Front lower ball joints
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2018, 06:26:24 PM »
Well, rareparts cancelled my order. Said they have been on back order for over a year.

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Re: Front lower ball joints
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2018, 09:42:37 PM »
Try going direct to Autozone.com, that worked for me last year.  Checking their site now, they show a Duralast which I doubt exists - it wasn't really available when I bought.  The site also shows the rareparts version for $78.99 each.  I think that was about what I paid, maybe they have a couple more left gathering dust.

EDIT:  I read again and see that you tried to order from Autozone already.  Hopefully you were trying to get the Duralast version.  Good luck!
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Re: Front lower ball joints
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2018, 10:27:57 PM »
AutoZone is out of stock and cannot be ordered according to counter person.  Guess $240 has to spent to Kennedy American for theirs. Ugh.

 

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