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steering stablizer shock 86FJ60

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by Elbert, Aug 18, 2006.

  1. Elbert

    Elbert SILVER Star

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    Do you generally have to resort to some type of puller to remove the OEM steering stablizer on a 1986 FJ60. Mine looks like OEM and apparently has never been removed. Don't know if I need to resort to a "bigger" hammer. I've been using a pickle-fork and a small ball-ben hammer which is all I had access to this evening.

    Headed to the store tomorrow to see about getting a puller and or a larger hammer. I've got a nice Old Man Emu shock to install but getting the original one off is a pain in the @$$.

    Its soaking in WD40...now.
     
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    You will need a large hammer....


    I have a air hammer and it *works sometimes* to get these removed.....a larger hammer has proven to work best.


    Saftey glasses are a must....gloves are suggested.


    Good luck!


    -Steve
     
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    OK,

    I guess after 20 years the OEM stablizer did not want to come off. Messed around with it for a while, then got serious and used some PB-blaster and beat the crap out of the "pickle-fork"....finally got the original shock off and installed the new one.

    Air tools would be best.... did not have access to them where I was working.
     
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    sometimes hitting the sides releases better. I was able to pull my oem Canadian rusted on one with just hitting the sides of the taper. not the bolt end but the hole.