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Track Bar Removal (Last Min Emergency)

Without much fuss, I was able to remove the 30mm bolt on the driver side
and the 24mm bolt on the passenger side. My issue now is getting the track
bar to let go of the passenger side bushing/bolt.

Any suggestions on how to dislodge the friction held track bar on the
passenger side?

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BFH.... or a pickle fork, a heavy duty pickle fork

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BFH.... or a pickle fork, a heavy duty pickle fork


I suppose the BFH will be my option then, because I don't want to
destroy the bushing with a pickle fork.
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Good luck bud! I hate messing with front end components!

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Good luck bud! I hate messing with front end components!



I was doing some online searching and it looks like my troubles could be
resolved with a pitman arm removal tool. Check out this picture of this
guy using one to remove the passenger side.






Time for a run to Advanced Auto for a pitman arm tool.
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I was doing some online searching and it looks like my troubles could be
resolved with a pitman arm removal tool. Check out this picture of this
guy using one to remove the passenger side.






Time for a run to Advanced Auto for a pitman arm tool.



Using the Pitman Arm worked like a charm. The only catch, you have to
cut off 1/2" inch of the bolt to fit the pitman arm removal tool into place.
Let me say, this::

Removal w/Pitman Arm Removal Tool = Easy Like Sunday Morning (No BFH needed)
Using a hacksaw to remove 1/2" of the bolt = Sucks Azz
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