Removing steering stabilizer

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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?
 
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-
 
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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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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-
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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