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Old 07-12-2010, 11:01 AM   #31
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Read post #13 above, you don't need anything but a BFH applied to the SIDE of where the tapered stud passes through. You don't need heat, you don't need a pickle fork to get the steering stabilizer or any other part of the steering system's tapered fittings apart. I do this all the time and I don't even own a pickle fork and neither have I ever needed heat.

Trust me, the procedure in #13 works. Many use it, I can have the entire steering system apart using that method before anyone can get a single tapered fitting apart using a pickle fork, even with heat.

Just saying....he said the BFH trick wasnt gettin him anywhere, minor opinionated suggestion on the heat....

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Old 07-12-2010, 11:14 AM   #32
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I did try #13 with a good many whacks from the side with a sledge. It didn't help. I wish it had. That was before I used the compressor.

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Old 07-12-2010, 11:17 AM   #33
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It will, it just takes you getting one joint apart with that method so you get the knack. Then you will become a believer. I didn't think it worked either until a friend showed me years ago while I was installing my first Currie steering kit.
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:38 AM   #34
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Jerry is 100% correct as usual. Just replaced tie rod and ends over the weekend and used a BFH, 3-4 HARD whacks to the side where the std goes through and out it came.
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Old 05-12-2012, 04:03 PM   #35
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hey, I know this thread is old, but I wanted to comment on it so if anyone else looks it up and comes across it they will know Jerry is absolutely right. Like the other guy, I couldn't get the stabilizer to pop out...despite my best efforts. So I looked it up on here....saw Jerry's method and what do you know.... it worked like a charm. Just be advised it took me a lot more then half a dozen whacks lol,

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