Stuck stabilizer?

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Had a couple hours before work…gonna put in new OME stabilizer that’s been sitting on work bench for months. Nuts come off original stabilizer easily now I can’t get the shaft out of brackets. Is there a trick to getting old stabilizer off before I bust out the drill?
 

lovetoski

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These are often stuck - really stuck. I used a 6 ton three jaw puller. Even with that puller, it was still really hard - needed a long cheater bar. I destroyed a 3 ton puller first. I had soaked the joint for a week w/penetrating oil too.
 

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Yikes! No wonder the guy who sold me my FJ62 handed me the OME stabilizer still in the box! And I thought that was going to be a 30 min job....
 
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you need a fork tooth tapered air hammer bit. chaching badda bing done. I just used a procomp steering stabalize from 4wheel parts $24!!!! And I made out with the parts guy.
 
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Well let me say this job was a pain in the ass......I hacksawed the shaft flush with the bracket and drilled the stud out. Plus my garage was 125. I don't know what was worse, rolling it outside and sit in the sun (with a slight breeze) or stay in the steam room known as my garage. Anyway its done.
 

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wingysataday said:
We didn't actually make out.......................Yet anyways!!
Soooooo, which parts guy in the henderson 4wp did you make out with???

Was he bald???


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