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Do you think this may work? I tried a two prong gear extractor, but only having two prongs wouldn't balance and would tilt as I tightened it. I've used these to extract gears that are on too tight to be pulled off, but nothing like a tapered fitting.
I was thinking something more like a ball joints press or something. Let me see a picture of what you've got going on.

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This is the fitting as it is now. I need to push it up. You can see how the bottom has started to mushroom from hitting it with the hammer. One I get it knocked loose, I'll need to grind that mushrooming down so it pops out the top.
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This is how I used the two prong extractor, except it was centered on the bolt.
 

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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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That's what I was thinking...a ball joint press or a bigger C clamp with a big impact socket.

Looks like it's cocked in the hole a bit...might be why it's binding. Take your hammer and beat it side to side and back and forth a few times to see if it loosens it up in the hole.

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This is the fitting as it is now. I need to push it up. You can see how the bottom has started to mushroom from hitting it with the hammer. One I get it knocked loose, I'll need to grind that mushrooming down so it pops out the top.
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This is how I used the two prong extractor, except it was centered on the bolt.
I might even cut the mushroom off with a Dremel before doing anything else, that way it's out of the way and you can just press or slide it out with everything else.

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And leave the nut on the end the next time you're beating on it :)
 
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I was talking about hitting the sides of the rod, not the tapered pin. This jars the taper fit and helps push the pin out. Kinda like squeezing a zit.
It works best when there is pressure on the part you are trying to remove though. since you've already removed the stabilizer, you don't really have anything to pry against. You may need to get a helper.

You could also try an air hammer if you have one. I've seen that work before.
 

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Problem fixed and Stabilizer installed!!

Reused the tapered end. I took my Dremel and filed the mushrooming, then cleaned the threads as good as I could with a pick, the bolt fit on, and then torqued the three bolts.

I took a 15 minute job and made it three days!
 

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Problem fixed and Stabilizer installed!!

Reused the tapered end. I took my Dremel and filed the mushrooming, then cleaned the threads as good as I could with a pick, the bolt fit on, and then torqued the three bolts.

I took a 15 minute job and made it three days!
You left that same tapered end on?

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I did leave the same tapered end on.

I bought the same shock to reuse the tapered end, but I had already whacked it a few times with the hammer to get it out and that mushroomed, and the bolt wouldn't fit. Never thought about cutting the mushroom off with a dremel until @mbsfield18 mentioned it. A trick I had not thought of.
 

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I did leave the same tapered end on.

I bought the same shock to reuse the tapered end, but I had already whacked it a few times with the hammer to get it out and that mushroomed, and the bolt wouldn't fit. Never thought about cutting the mushroom off with a dremel until @mbsfield18 mentioned it. A trick I had not thought of.
As long as it works is all that matters.

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