Removing steering stabilizer

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by Photo_Cruiser, Jun 3, 2003.

  1. Photo_Cruiser

    Photo_Cruiser

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    Some say this is tricky? If you've been reading, my maintenance is like Vegas, some days good some days uh-oh

    I was gonna undo bolt on right, separate with a fork, take off mounting plate on the left, put that plate into a vice so I could bang that side apart with a fork, reinstall the OME into the mounting plate, put plate back onto rig, install right side of OME stabilizer, and be done with it.

    Is this in the ballpark, I started pulling it off, w/out the fork tool and had no luck, Acme's directions suggest a fork splitter, so I got one and am going to have another try. It looks like you put the fork between the metal mount tab and the bushing and just have at it with a hammer, to separate the two?

    any advice?
     
  2. Junk

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    2 arm gear puller from Sears - even a craftsman club sale going on this week. :beer:
     
  3. Hltoppr

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    Unbolt the bracket on the front frame member, get a pickle fork and a BFH and whack the living $h!t out of the other end to pop the stabilizer off. The old one will be toast after this....

    Installation is easy.

    -H-
     
  4. Rogue

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    The 2-arm is the way to go like Junk said. I still have a scar on my right hand from when it finally came apart during my install, and that was in back in December.
     
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    Recommend you save the fork for pickling, and use a tie rod end puller. It's a 10 minute job.
     
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    The 2-arm is much more fun to watch when it finally gives.

    Ping... and stuff goes flying.
     
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