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Old 09-27-2013, 12:26 PM
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I am seriously hoping that this is the last that I need to do to this vehicle, honestly, I am ready to jump ship and cut my losses! If you all have been following along, this Durango has been quite a problem child!

So now, I have to replace the right CV Axle and BOTH lower ball joints, I can't drive it at the moment because it isn't safe.

I have the parts in transit, SO, ANY advice on changing these parts would be great. So far, nothing on this thing has been easy, and I really can't afford a garage bill right now, so I have no choice but to do these myself.

What tools do I need to rent? What is the best easiest route to go about this and how much time am I looking at for this? Thanks.
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I am seriously hoping that this is the last that I need to do to this vehicle, honestly, I am ready to jump ship and cut my losses! If you all have been following along, this Durango has been quite a problem child!

So now, I have to replace the right CV Axle and BOTH lower ball joints, I can't drive it at the moment because it isn't safe.

I have the parts in transit, SO, ANY advice on changing these parts would be great. So far, nothing on this thing has been easy, and I really can't afford a garage bill right now, so I have no choice but to do these myself.

What tools do I need to rent? What is the best easiest route to go about this and how much time am I looking at for this? Thanks.
Where in PA are you located? if your close i could lend you a hand with some tools.

The lower ball joints will need to be pressed out and the new ones pressed in. There are a few jerry rigged ways to do this without the tool but the easiest way is to get the tool. Like i said above if your close enough i could help you out with the tool or fire up my 12 ton press.
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Where in PA are you located? if your close i could lend you a hand with some tools.

The lower ball joints will need to be pressed out and the new ones pressed in. There are a few jerry rigged ways to do this without the tool but the easiest way is to get the tool. Like i said above if your close enough i could help you out with the tool or fire up my 12 ton press.

I live in Chambersburg, but I work in Carlisle. It can't be driven right now cause it is THAT bad! The boot on the CV is torn and the ball joints are as shot as shot can get I think. I was driving it, but I was forbidden to now till I get it fixed. I have the CV but ball joints won't be here till Tuesday.
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I live in Chambersburg, but I work in Carlisle. It can't be driven right now cause it is THAT bad! The boot on the CV is torn and the ball joints are as shot as shot can get I think. I was driving it, but I was forbidden to now till I get it fixed. I have the CV but ball joints won't be here till Tuesday.
I am in york and i was gonna say if you can get it to my garage i could have it done in an hour or so because i have all the "special" tools along with air tools but, if you say its to bad to drive that makes it complicated. The quickest i could get to you would be Friday, that's if you have a place to safely work.
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How much would you charge me to fix it? I will take the chance and drive it there, but won't be till Saturday.
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How much would you charge me to fix it? I will take the chance and drive it there, but won't be till Saturday.

I'll PM you.
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I would just rebuild the whole front end while you're in there. I spent $1,500 for new tires, shocks, tie rods, ball joints, cv joints, ect. Truck drives like a dream.

Better than a car payment (unless your durango just a spare vehicle)
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I would just rebuild the whole front end while you're in there. I spent $1,500 for new tires, shocks, tie rods, ball joints, cv joints, ect. Truck drives like a dream.

Better than a car payment (unless your durango just a spare vehicle)
Has new shocks, brakes, seals, and upper joints.
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I would just rebuild the whole front end while you're in there. I spent $1,500 for new tires, shocks, tie rods, ball joints, cv joints, ect. Truck drives like a dream.

Better than a car payment (unless your durango just a spare vehicle)
tahts what I did with mine new shocks, (Monroe Sensatrac) Moog balljoints and outer tie rods, "national" left hub bearing. took the almost new tires off my son's ramcharger for now and put them on the Durango's wheels
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