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Old 06-24-2008, 02:23 PM   #31
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I'm getting irritated when everyone talks about replacing sway bar links and how easy it is. I am putting jks discos on my jeep right now. I cant for the life of me get my stock ones off the sway bar. I have tried hitting them with a hammer as hard as I can. I tried a tie rod puller and pitman arm puller, both didnt fit real well and would pop off before getting really tight. The correct one that would fit well is $130 online. I tried heating it up a little also. Any ideas that might help me out? Thanks

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I'm getting irritated when everyone talks about replacing sway bar links and how easy it is. I am putting jks discos on my jeep right now. I cant for the life of me get my stock ones off the sway bar. I have tried hitting them with a hammer as hard as I can. I tried a tie rod puller and pitman arm puller, both didnt fit real well and would pop off before getting really tight. The correct one that would fit well is $130 online. I tried heating it up a little also. Any ideas that might help me out? Thanks
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Assuming you never want to use that link again. You tend to mung up the rubber boots.

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thanks TJ, the old links are going in the trash once I am done with them. Where would be the easiest place to get me a set of those?
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2x4 propped underneath to stabilize the sway bar, spin the nut up to the top of the threads and smack it good with a BIG hammer. It will work; you just need to keep at it a bit.
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thanks TJ, the old links are going in the trash once I am done with them. Where would be the easiest place to get me a set of those?
You can find em at AutoZone or Pep Boys or any of the regular parts places. They'll be the one piece type (not with multiple heads like in the picture). For the stabilizer links you'll want the smaller one. Bigger ones are for ball joints.

Either that or google on tie-rod separator
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they should know what a pickle fork is
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Hey Trip you said yours pops when your front drops down kind of hard.Take a look to see how close your bump stop perch is to your springs???I would say it is the same as mine and if I drop my nose kind of hard or like dropping the wheels off a log or something my bump stop cups catch or rub on my springs a little and make it pop.
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I picked me up a fork deal. Just bent the damn thing. Didnt work.... I am going to go beat on it with a hammer again. If that doesnt work it will become the fire departments problem.
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BSing, i would return the pickle fork and be like wtf is this piece of sht here. It cant even get a small bolt separated.. they might get you a new one or whatever however its worth a shot. Its the squeaky wheel that gets the grease.

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Hey Trip you said yours pops when your front drops down kind of hard.Take a look to see how close your bump stop perch is to your springs???I would say it is the same as mine and if I drop my nose kind of hard or like dropping the wheels off a log or something my bump stop cups catch or rub on my springs a little and make it pop.
It used to pop back when it was stock. I thought the control arm bushings were busted which is why i wanted to get a lift kit with new control arms. Nope, it still pops with the new control arm bushings.

From what i believe its the bracket on the steering wheel shaft. The joint by the brake booster right under the intake manifold across from the headers. I believe mine is worn out so its slapping up and down in there. I've given up on it since i've checked everything and nothing seems to be wobblying. My decision for now is to wait for a 35" Dunlop RV mounted on an outlaw 2 rim to pass me up on the highway, then i will worry.
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clanking on acceleration

I have a 2004 unlimited with a 4 inch suspension lift and a 3 inch body. I have 35's tires. On acceleration, I heard a hard clanking sound coming from either the front end or near the transfer case. i also get a little clanking on turns too. Any Ideas what it could be?

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