I'm trying to replace my steering stabilizer (because It's stock) and it won't budge. I've been spraying it with PB blaster for a few days and it still won't move. The nut came off, but the bolt is still threaded into the tie rod. should I just drive it around without the nut and hope it comes loose? I don't really want to take a hack saw to it.
It's not threaded in there. That joint is tapered, so they seat in there very tightly.
If you can't pound it out with a hammer, get one of these: http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=38649
I did mine a couple weeks ago, and it took a lot of pounding with one of those tie rod end separators.
What I did, not the smartest idea in the world, was take the tie rod end puller that I rented from autozone and put an impact wrench on the nut on the puller and go to town, took about 4 seconds before it popped out.
Yup, get a TRE puller. My bolt was actually getting squished and was just bending under the pressure, but sure enough there was a loud pop and it came out....
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