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Unread 08-22-2009, 09:22 AM   #1
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Can't seem to get my steering stabilizer off

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

Ray

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Unread 08-22-2009, 09:32 AM   #2
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Did you try hitting it with some penetrating oil? Soak it with something like PB blaster and then try again.
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Unread 08-22-2009, 09:36 AM   #3
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Penetrating oil, heat, breaker bar
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Unread 08-22-2009, 09:38 AM   #4
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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.
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Unread 08-22-2009, 09:51 AM   #5
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I had to grind off the nut and push the bolt out of the hole with a 2-jaw puller rented from AutoZone.
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Unread 08-22-2009, 10:05 AM   #6
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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.
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Unread 08-22-2009, 10:09 AM   #7
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I couldn't get mine out. Heat, PB blaster, BFH, pullers, etc. It would not budge. I just left the stud in there.
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Unread 08-22-2009, 11:42 AM   #8
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Pitman arm puller. It was the only thing that worked on my old ZJ SS. They are like $15 at Harbor Freight.
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Unread 08-22-2009, 12:01 PM   #9
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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.
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Unread 08-23-2009, 10:09 AM   #10
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thanks guys, I got it out used a big *** hammer and some Big ****'s Super LUbe. If you have never heard of it..google it, it is the best stuff for everything...period
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