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Im working on changing my cv shaft but i cant get the endlink on the stabilier off. Nither bolt will budge
 

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Did you spray any PB blaster on there yet?

Do you have a breaker bar? I used to have problems removing fasteners till I finally bought one. (I like mine because it adjusts from 16 to 24 inches which is very handy) Now I just have to be careful not to snap studs in half. I only undid one end of the stabilizer, can't remember which one though.
 

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Are you aware that there is a hole to fit an allen wrench in the end of the stud so when you turn the nut they won't both turn?
 

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good luck. Theres an 8mm (I think might be 7) Allen key in the screw that you must hold while unscrewing the bolt.

However this things strips out 95% of the time and your best option is really just to cut them off and replace them.

Don't go to mazda for replacements though. I offer upgraded endlinks for sale in the hot deals forum or you can scan ebay/rockauto.com for stock replacements.

The dealership typically charges more for one then I do for the pair.
 

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if you are doing CV shafts why are you trying to take the swaybar endlinks off??? i never had to remove these for a CV
 

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thats what my manual says. How else do i get the control arm off the bottom of the spindle to get the cv out. I need the bottom to be loose to swing out
 

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$50 shipped
 

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I think I had my 16 in. (maybe 24) ratchet on the nut in one hand and grabbed the allen key with a pair of vice grips or something like that in the other hand...yeah it will be on there good and tight.
 

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I really dont understand y i cant get this shaft out. I cant grt the ball joint to seperate from the spindle all theway. I dont understand it
 

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Spray the pinch with lots of loosening/ lubricating oil, grab a beer (or a juice box in your case ;) ), Rent a ball joint seperator and use it. (be careful with the joint boot) No seperator? Take the control arm off (3 bolts, make sure you remember which bols went where. I think they are all 17mm) , then wack away with a soft faced hammer (or hammer and a wood block) until it falls out
 

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ooooooooops
 

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well control arm bolts r always stuck for me. It pinchwd the fuck out of me today. Its like 3/4 of tye way out
 

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I would have used some very colorful language at that point!

I used a pickle fork and a heavy hammer to pop the joint but it's highly likely maybe 70% to tear the boot...but you're replacing it anyways, I guess.

The shop manual says "use a pry bar"...and that will probably work,,,maybe, with the right pry bar positioned in just the right spot, but they always have their cars up on a lift so it's so much easier....

It took some good pounding on the fork with my little sledge to get that sucker out of there.

:shrug:
 

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Ya there is a blood trail across my manual from when i pulled my hand back ill try a little more tomorroa
 

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I got a blood trail across my hanes manual from when i pulled my hand back ha ill give it another go tomorrow
 

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ok a little sucess. Now any tips on gettig the cv out of the half shaft
 

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Ehh i used a sleg hammer tapped it out thank everyone for the help. Now that i look back everything was so easy i just complicated it cuz i was frustrated
 
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