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gangstamedic 08-22-2009 08:22 AM

Can't seem to get my steering stabilizer off
:cheers2:Hey guys,

I just bought a ew OME steering stabilizer to put on my 97 GC Laredo 4.0. I cant get the old one off due to one of the bolts being stuck. Any help with this problem would be great. this 15min job has turned in to a 2 hour fiasco. I dont know if it is just kept on by the nut or if its screwed on. Its attached to the steering brace, on the bottom. thanks


RyanSBenson 08-22-2009 08:32 AM

Did you try hitting it with some penetrating oil? Soak it with something like PB blaster and then try again.

WhiteOut 08-22-2009 08:36 AM

Penetrating oil, heat, breaker bar

Kruzin 08-22-2009 08:38 AM

Soak it with penetrating oil (WD-40 or similar).
Or heat it up with a torch (but not right after applying the penn oil).
Use a bigger wrench.

ZooTech 08-22-2009 08:51 AM

I had to grind off the nut and push the bolt out of the hole with a 2-jaw puller rented from AutoZone.

SaturnICL 08-22-2009 09:05 AM

Dont know if it is the same but the nut on the WJ SS is spot welded on so you only turn the bolt. You can put a wrench on it but all you will get is a workout and a headache.

JrMechanic 08-22-2009 09:09 AM

I couldn't get mine out. Heat, PB blaster, BFH, pullers, etc. It would not budge. I just left the stud in there.

kentman 08-22-2009 10:42 AM

Pitman arm puller. It was the only thing that worked on my old ZJ SS. They are like $15 at Harbor Freight.

squashman702 08-22-2009 11:01 AM

2 jaw puller . . . put pressure on the bolt, then hit the drag link with a small sledge next to where the bolt is. It should pop right out.

gangstamedic 08-23-2009 09:09 AM

thanks guys, I got it out used a big *** hammer and some Big ****'s Super LUbe. If you have never heard of it, it is the best stuff for everything...period

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