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    Wrenching Party Now (12.28)...Need Help

    I'm in the process of installing 2.5" lift. I can't seem to get the stock disconnect out of the sway bar. That mother just won't come out even after plenty of WD40. Any ideas? Please give me a call on my cell. 480-283-0148.

    If you're bored and want to come play, I live in Ahwatukee. I could use the help. Call me.

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    Re: Wrenching Party Now (12.28)...Need Help

    Quote Originally Posted by RussL View Post
    I'm in the process of installing 2.5" lift. I can't seem to get the stock disconnect out of the sway bar. That mother just won't come out even after plenty of WD40. Any ideas? Please give me a call on my cell. 480-283-0148.

    If you're bored and want to come play, I live in Ahwatukee. I could use the help. Call me.

    I'll leave my laptop up on VJC in case anyone responds to this post.
    I dont know if there are bushings in the way but did you try any heat?
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    Re: Wrenching Party Now (12.28)...Need Help

    Use two large hammers... One as a bucking bar, the other to smack the opposite side of the swaybar with...

    1- Loosen the link nut 3-6 turns, but leave it on to protect the threads...
    2- place a LARGE hammer on the back side of the swaybar, perpendicular to and at the point at which the link pin you just loosened is.
    3- Using the other large hammer (if two different sized hammers are used, the biggest one should be used in step two as the bucking bar), then give the swaybar a couple smart whacks at a perpendicular angle to the direction the link pin goes through the sway bar.

    this should loosen it sufficiently for it to come out with a couple gentle taps on the nut you left in place on the threads. If not repeat a few more times...

    IF you have a third hand (helper) have them put a lever under the link and pry on the link as you smack it...

    HTH... Good Luck...
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    Re: Wrenching Party Now (12.28)...Need Help

    If you are going to replace the links, use a pickle fork and beat that bad mo fo till she gives up
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    Re: Wrenching Party Now (12.28)...Need Help

    The other side wouldn't come loose from the sway bar either. They both probably need heat...or a jack hammer. Nevertheless, after 4 hours and a number of issues, I gave up for the day. I'll try again next weekend. Thanks.

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    Re: Wrenching Party Now (12.28)...Need Help

    pull the whole sway bar and beat the chit outa it on the bench!





    ...did ya try to unbolt it and then FLEX it out!
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    Re: Wrenching Party Now (12.28)...Need Help

    yeah, mine were impossible to take out also. After fighting for about 2 hours I drove over to my friends and used his air hammer. It came out in 3 seconds.

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    Re: Wrenching Party Now (12.28)...Need Help

    Quote Originally Posted by Allen View Post
    pull the whole sway bar and beat the chit outa it on the bench!
    That's exactly what I had in mind. I'm heading over to a buddy's house this weekend and going to town on this thing. He has impact tools and lots of experience with suspensions. Wish me luck!

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    Re: Wrenching Party Now (12.28)...Need Help

    I have an air hammer and a BFH bigger than anyone else on the board....

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