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Old 12-29-2012, 08:54 PM   #1
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Sway bar link removal tool

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After trying several other methods, I found a cheap tool and got it done.

OEM Tie Rod End Puller | Product Details | Pep Boys

Cheaper than a "real" tie rod puller ($70-$90) and worked fine for this one-time job.

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Old 12-29-2012, 09:00 PM   #2
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A big hammer works best. It won't leave you with anything to use again, but the stock links generally don't make it too long anyway.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:11 PM   #4
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I have only used a "pickle fork" on stuff that is going in the trash when I get it out.
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:39 PM   #5
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Hammer. If that doesn't work...hit it harder.
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BFH + propane torch + pickle fork = success. All three can be used for a number of things as well and should be in any Jeepers toolbox.
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:14 PM   #7
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I tried the hammer, but hard to get a good swing going under the fender. I don't have a torch. The only real tool I've seen suggested to do this was the $80 puller, or a DIY one. Didn't know the pickle fork existed until today - I'm a newbie.
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I tried the hammer, but hard to get a good swing going under the fender. I don't have a torch. The only real tool I've seen suggested to do this was the $80 puller, or a DIY one. Didn't know the pickle fork existed until today - I'm a newbie.
I wouldn't buy a puller for that job. Just rent one from PepBoys or another parts store. They typically charge the cost of the tool initially but credit you back upon return.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:51 AM   #9
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I used some power blaster and put a 2x4 at the proper length under the sway bar to give me a solid base to hammer on. I had mine jacked up and the wheel off so there was plenty of room to swing. If your wheel is still on I can see where you wouldn't have room to get a good swing.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:49 AM   #10
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I don't remember how much I paid for my tool like this but for the tight spots it was well worth it. I of course realize that you (the OP) aren't interested in buying a tool to use once, but in case someone else is interested it makes removal in tight spots a breeze and allows for cleaning up a rusted socket and reusing the joint if it's serviceable and/or costly.

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Old 12-30-2012, 10:18 AM   #11
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I tried the hammer, but hard to get a good swing going under the fender.
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BFH + propane torch + pickle fork = success. All three can be used for a number of things as well and should be in any Jeepers toolbox.
That's pretty much what i do. I have pickle forks for my air chisel. Works awesome!
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Every serious Jeep owner needs one of these:

Save on OTC Tools 7503 at ToolTopia.com

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