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Old 02-01-2013, 08:22 PM   #1
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Steering Stabilizer being difficult!

I purchased a steering stabilizer for my 98 Wrangler and when I finally got the old one off and tried to put on the new one, the rubber spacer kept me from getting it on at all. Tried lubing it up but still wouldn't work, any suggestions or do I just need a different brand? It's a Gabriel Stabilizer.

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Old 02-01-2013, 08:27 PM   #2
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is the travel of the stabilizer the same length of travel?

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It's the same length, just the stopper won't fit into the bracket, ven after putting all my weight into it!
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does the bracket still have the spacer from the previous stabilizer on it?
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When I installed my new stabilizer, I had to pry the bracket open a little more so I could fit the larger bushing in.
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The spacer is part of the stabilizer. And I'll try widening the bracket a little bit, how'd you widen it?
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The spacer is part of the stabilizer. And I'll try widening the bracket a little bit, how'd you widen it?
the spacer from my old stabilizer didn't come off... when i changed stabilizers i had to use a chisel to get it off the bracket..
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hmm...well I'm going to try to get it on because I need it for the morning!
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:41 PM   #9
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Pry bar and a bfh
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:48 PM   #10
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Sounds like you're using too small of a hammer...
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:51 PM   #11
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I got it on, I got my fishing rod and reeled it in, bent it perfectly!
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I got it on, I got my fishing rod and reeled it in, bent it perfectly!
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I know right lol

What pound test line did you use? Also what bait? Lol
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:30 PM   #14
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I used the pry bar, lol. Thanks for the help!

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