sooooo, I am trying to take the steering stabilizer / dampner off of my 97 TJ. Got the upper end off no problem but the other end that attaches to the drag link will not budge. I took the cotter pin out, got the nut off but cannot get the darn bolt to come out of the drag link....I soaked it in penetrating oil, have tried tapping it out with a hammer....it is like it is welded in there!
Don't be scared of it! get a BFH and hit it hard, it's tappered I had to beat mine hard before it broke loose.
2006 SE 2.4L(4 angry squirrels under the hood)
3.25" RC lift with quick discos, 31X10.50R15 Firestone Destination MT's mounted on 15X8 Black D Windowed Wheels with 4" BS, Magna Flow Exhaust, K&N Air Filter, Bushwacker Rocker and Corner Guards.
RMGO "It's a Right, not a Privilege!"
When I installed my tierod/drag link kit I had to replace my stabilizer as well... It was hard to get out.. I hammered at that thing really hard and long () and I took the whole old assembly out and got it at a right angle and it just slid out... So if it's at a different angle, try that, but just keep hammering.
Thanks for the replies everyone......I ended up going down to the parts store and bought a small Pitman arm puller for 24 bucks......figured that would be a good tool to have in the box anyway.........I put the puller on, took about 10 turns and BANG it was off!