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Old 05-05-2008, 10:26 AM   #1
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sway bar end links?

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How do I get the sway bar end links off on a 04 TJ? I tried with a pickle fork and hammer and its just not working. Do I need another tool? Thanks.

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Old 05-06-2008, 12:52 AM   #2
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did you take the nut off the top
...sorry i have to ask
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Pitman arm puller or something like that might work?

Mine came off easy.
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Hahaha. yeah, I took the nut off. Im surprised yours came off easy. Ive been bashin the crap out of it with a fork and hammer. nothin. Ill try the puller. Thanks.
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Probably very rusted or very tight.. its tapered so..
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soak it with WD-40 too
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also did you try hitting the stud on the top with the hammer?
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I've never had any trouble. pbblaster.
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Bigger hammer maybe?
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Try PB Blaster on the stud and slam the sway bar around the stud, let it work in and use a BFH....... thats how I got mine off.
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A hammer wont do much but screw up the bolt even more. If its a little rusted then it will pop out with a hammer but if it doesnt want to go all you''re gonna do is put a reverse taper or whatever you call it on a tight tapered part.I deal with tapered stuff all the time at work and the best way to get it out is slow powerful pull (such as a pitarm puller)
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:37 AM   #14
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yeah, I think the puller will work because its not rusted down there at all. The taper is what is holding it in because I can turn the end link but not the bolt, if that makes any sense.
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There is a ball joint on there thats the reason why you can turn the end link but not the bolt.
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all i used was a BFH.

i took the sway bar off with the endlinks still attached to it.. and hammered the ball joints out
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I cant remember if it was tiny or some one but they had hell of a time getting those things out too. The reason is they hit it many times to a point where the top of the bolt was bigger than the actual tapered part so no way out. They ended up having to grind the bolt so its even with the rest of the anti sway bar and then drill a new hole in the middle.

If you have heat like a torch or something that might also do the job. Just put the pitman arm puller and tighten it hard and then heat where the bolt meets the anti sway bar. It will screw up the rubber on the link but it is what it is.
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yep.. seems that if you cant get something undone.. a torch always helps =p
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Old 05-07-2008, 11:43 AM   #19
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thanks for the help guys. the pitman arm puller got it right off. It came off pretty easy which surprised me because it was a PITA with the hammer. Thanks again.
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