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Stuck stabilizer?

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by 3puttcop, Jul 31, 2005.

  1. 3puttcop

    3puttcop

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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?
     
  2. lovetoski

    lovetoski SILVER Star

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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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    I used a balljoint seperator and a BFH! Pounded it for 25 mins and then it popped out. Thankfull for that coz my arms were killing me from swinging the hammer.....
     
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    zcruiser Needs monitoring

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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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    Hey wingysataday, what does this mean????

    "And I made out with the parts guy...?"
     
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    We didn't actually make out.......................Yet anyways!!
     
  8. 3puttcop

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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.
     
  9. Mace

    Mace rock scientist.. Staff Member s-Moderator

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    Soooooo, which parts guy in the henderson 4wp did you make out with???

    Was he bald???


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