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Steering Stabilizer

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by PGL4VT, Sep 5, 2002.

  1. PGL4VT

    PGL4VT Registered Member

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    Can anyone tell me how in the world to get the bolt out of the steering stabilizer that goes through the tie rod? I can't budge it. I heated it with a torch and couldn't budge it. I cut the end of the bolt off and then drilled a hole in the middle of the bolt and I STILL can not budge that thing. Never have I had a bolt stuck this bad. Suggestions?
     
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    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Hehe!!! Too funny!! I went throught the exact same frustrating experience just a couple of months ago. I had to heat the sucker up REALLY good and then I got it out with a combination of an 18" pipe wrench and a BFH. It took me about an hour total to work the bolt out.

    The only problem I can see is that you've cut the bolt off. Is it flush with the tie rod end? You may have kinda screwed yourself by doing that.
     
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    I cut off the end that has the nut on it (front of truck)so I don't see how I messed up. I'm gonna cut the other end off (stabilizer side) and put a socket on it and see if that will get it off.
     
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    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    All i did was had a buddy hold a 3 pound sledge on the back side of the tie rod(so it wouldn't bounce) and I hit the nut on the stabilizer and it popped right out.
     
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    I tried beating it out with the nut on it with a hammer and it just bent the %&*# out of the bolt. That's why I had to cut the end off. It's not flush but close. I didn't think it was threaded in there but damn, I don't know. Is it threaded? It sure acts like it is.
     
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    no its not threaded, its tapered so when you put the nut on its creates a press fit.
     

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