I looked around the forum but couldn't find anything. I have an '89 YJ 2.5L manual. I needed to completely rebuild my front end, but I found a great deal on a lightly used 4" liftkit, with shocks and everything, all attached to axles. The axles are out of an '89 2.5L manual as well.
So I was doing the swap and noticed there was no steering stabilizer on the new axle. I bought one and it came with everything to get it on there, but when I went to put the tapered piece of rod through the tie rod, it wouldn't go in.
I got it through enough to get almost a full nut of threads, and tried turning the nut to pull it through, but it stripped and I had to cut the nut off. I banged the new one out and tried using the rod from my old axle and the new nut on that was about ready to strip too.
I can't bang it on or press it on unless I take the entire tie rod off, which i'd rather not. and I know he didn't do a tie rod flip or whatever cause it fits even worse the other way.
I'm not really sure what to do here.