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Old 03-04-2014, 11:06 AM   #1
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Can't get new steering stabilizer on.

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.

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Old 03-05-2014, 03:39 AM   #2
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I ran into the same exact problem. It's probably not right, but I ended up using a regular bolt instead of the tapered pin/bolt.

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Old 03-26-2014, 11:52 AM   #3
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I ran into the same exact problem. It's probably not right, but I ended up using a regular bolt instead of the tapered pin/bolt.
Yeah, I have no clue what the issue was, but I ended up taking my old tie rod and swapping them.
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