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ellman605 03-15-2011 01:10 PM

Trouble with stabilizer install
 
I'm having an issue getting the castillated (spelling? I forget) bolt off. The one with the cotter pin(I took it out). I doused it in wd40 and used all my strength, but couldn't get it off. Any tips?

Also, the bar that its attached to (looks like the one used to steer the tires) is supposed to move up and down a bit...right?

Cons_Table 03-15-2011 01:18 PM

I assume you are talking about the bolt going through the drag link? Soak it in a good penetrant like pb blaster. Take a few firm hits to the side of it and that should help break it loose. Last time I did mine, I had to soak it, smack it, soak it, and smack it before it started coming out.

ellman605 03-15-2011 02:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Cons_Table
I assume you are talking about the bolt going through the drag link? Soak it in a good penetrant like pb blaster. Take a few firm hits to the side of it and that should help break it loose. Last time I did mine, I had to soak it, smack it, soak it, and smack it before it started coming out.

Thank you. I've given up for the day but ill give that a shot on Thursday.

Cons_Table 03-15-2011 02:05 PM

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Originally Posted by ellman605 (Post 1118252)
Thank you. I've given up for the day but ill give that a shot on Thursday.

You may continue spraying it with your pentrant over the next few days a few times a day to see if that helps loosen it up...

Orngtruk 03-15-2011 02:42 PM

Heat it up with a propane torch

Atthehop 03-15-2011 02:43 PM

I used a tie rod puller to get mine off.

KCrisp 03-15-2011 04:49 PM

I tried all of the above and more, broke some Harbor Freight Tool tools, and eventually cut it off with a saw and drilled it out. I REALLY hope for your sake that some of the easier solutions do the trick.

Cons_Table 03-15-2011 04:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Atthehop (Post 1118331)
I used a tie rod puller to get mine off.

I tried this one...the two tie rod pullers we had were the wrong size...one was too big, the other was too small...figures, right? :facepalm:

oIIIIIIo 03-15-2011 07:53 PM

I had to drill the bolt off...it was a PITA!


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