my first thoughtsI do wonder what would cause this stabilizer to go bad every two years.
Could be a counterfeit. When I look in the Rancho website for the 5413, the stabilizer comes with a boot, which this does not have. Also, the bolt On the rancho website, which I think is the taper fit you talk about, should be Easy to push out or at least tap out with a hammer. THis one Is stuck on solid and is not coming out, seems to be threaded onto the rod. I can’t push it out, tapping with a hammer doesn’t budge it, and When I tried rotaiting it with the wrench, the bolt started to strip.that Rancho looks like a generic or even licensed unit ( AKA not a real Rancho
mine is a metallic silver painted body unit
Seems like if you knock the rod out, then you could use some sort of press tool to get the fitting out, if you can rig it to fit.View attachment 767889
What do you think the best way to get this taper fitting out is? I know @G8orFord mentioned a 4 LBS hammer. The fitting is quite a bit worst for wear than the pic shows. The bottom of the fitting, the right side is mushroomed from hitting it with a hammer, so I just can't reuse.
I've tried regular hammer, a regular hammer with heat, a two prong extractor, and tried a two prong extractor with heat and then followed it CRC freeze spray, but no luck. With my luck, if I hit the taper fitting with a 4 LBS hammer, I'll pop the rod it is attached to out of each side and the taper fitting would still be in there. Maybe the four pound hammer and the 12 inches of room I can swing it will not be a problem at all. Never done this.
Seems like if you knock the rod out, then you could use some sort of press tool to get the fitting out, if you can rig it to fit.
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