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moose27 01-29-2013 05:15 PM

steering stabilizer
Can anyone help steer me in the right direction... I'm trying to get my steering stabilizer off, I need to keep all hardware intact to be able to reuse it... I can get the bolt closest to the tire off with ease but the other one, not so much, my new stabilizer should be here tomorrow so I wanna get a head start on it. Thanks in advanced yall!!!! :thumbsup:

jmonty0523 01-29-2013 05:30 PM

you will need something like a pitman arm puller, tie rod puller, something like this...

moose27 01-29-2013 06:25 PM

Thanks! I'll go pick one up tomorrow. Didn't think about that before, I needed an excuse to get one haha

um7267 01-29-2013 06:32 PM

ya i just used a 1/2 bit and drilled that one out the new one i got came with one. but the pitman puller would have been the easier way and costs about the same as the 1/2 bit

jmonty0523 01-29-2013 06:38 PM

I didnt think about fancy tools like it what I did mine and I tried to replace...
I tried heating with torches, and caught the bushing on fire...

moose27 01-30-2013 11:40 AM

I just picked up a pitman arm puller at lunch and tried to pop out the old one... spent 30 minutes and it wouldnt budge any

jmonty0523 01-30-2013 11:45 AM

Trick we used was tightin with impact gun, then when cant tighten, hit with large hammer

moose27 01-30-2013 01:03 PM

haha I was using a impact gun but didnt use a hammer... I'll try that.. If that dont work then I'll apply heat!!

jmonty0523 01-30-2013 02:21 PM

when we did mine, it was literally one good hit from the hammer, and the thing surrendered.

moose27 01-31-2013 03:41 AM

shot! I wish mine was like that.. I've tried it all! the best thing I can do now is drill it out

PolkaPower 01-31-2013 05:14 AM

Spray it with PB blaster and crank the puller down. Wait a few hours and spray it again. Then hammer on it. Mine flew out and smacked the oil pan like a bullet.

moose27 02-01-2013 04:49 PM

day 5 on the ss removal... now have used a grinder, bfh, crowbar, can of pb plaster, and a drill..... no luck on budging. updates soon to follow

moose27 02-04-2013 08:12 AM

finally got the ss off, took a couple good wacks with a bfh and it poped out

um7267 02-04-2013 08:51 AM

congrats, it is a serious pita, but it makes a world of difference depending how bad your previous one was

moose27 02-04-2013 01:00 PM

yeah I can tell, my old one was comepletely shot, leaking fluid and all

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