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Old August 16th, 2011, 08:23
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Re: Stock steering damper removal, the easy way!

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I used one of these things. It's from Harbor Freight. Also used it to get the steering knuckles off when I did my ball joints. It works pretty good.

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Old August 16th, 2011, 08:50
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Re: Stock steering damper removal, the easy way!

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3X, actually that's about all I have ever used mine for. I've never needed it for a TRE
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Old August 17th, 2011, 20:41
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Re: Stock steering damper removal, the easy way!

A big ol hammer did the trick for me today!
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Old February 1st, 2019, 13:47
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Re: Stock steering damper removal, the easy way!

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I've used those as well and broke a couple in the process.
I just removed my very rusted steering damper ball stud. I applied some cheap penetrating oil, left it overnight, then tried a normal (not hinged) TRE puller, and as I torqued it down the puller hooks actually started to separate and come off of the drag link....the ball stud was THAT rusted in place. I noticed that the Chrysler Puller tool C-3894-A called for in the service manual to do the job is a hinged puller...perhaps that keeps it from slipping off like mine did.
So I went to Autozone and got a loaner #27170 hinged puller (with two cross-bolts to prevent the hooks from separating, and a surface at the end of the screw shaft to bang on with a sledge hammer), then applied a 50/50 AFT/Acetone mixture to it, and torqued it up as far as I could without feeling as if I would damage it, then banged on it with a hammer, and the ball joint STILL wouldn't budge. However, I left the puller on there overnight, and by morning the ball stud popped out.
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Old June 12th, 2019, 08:08
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Re: Stock steering damper removal, the easy way!

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I just removed my very rusted steering damper ball stud. I applied some cheap penetrating oil, left it overnight, then tried a normal (not hinged) TRE puller, and as I torqued it down the puller hooks actually started to separate and come off of the drag link....the ball stud was THAT rusted in place. I noticed that the Chrysler Puller tool C-3894-A called for in the service manual to do the job is a hinged puller...perhaps that keeps it from slipping off like mine did.
So I went to Autozone and got a loaner #27170 hinged puller (with two cross-bolts to prevent the hooks from separating, and a surface at the end of the screw shaft to bang on with a sledge hammer), then applied a 50/50 AFT/Acetone mixture to it, and torqued it up as far as I could without feeling as if I would damage it, then banged on it with a hammer, and the ball joint STILL wouldn't budge. However, I left the puller on there overnight, and by morning the ball stud popped out.
50/50 ATF (Dexron)/Acetone mixture, I meant.
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