Just wanted to say thanks to all that post on this forum!
You gave me the courage to take on the axle swap in my 2002 2.5. You made me notice the torn boot on the ball joint and think to replace it at the same time. And you gave me the information to get my tail out of the jam I got into when the dang pinch bolt sheared off. It sucked but it was nice knowing that I was in no way the only sucker that fell into that trap!
oh... and I found the handle of an 8 inch adjustable wrench worked way better than the socket to extract that hunk of rust that was the ball joint...
Next the gear rack replacement.
Thanks Again and keep the info flowing!