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Sway Bar link broke Dealerships fault!!!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Country, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. Jun 26, 2012 at 10:45 AM
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    Classic Toyota of Tyler broke my sway bar link and half of the link shaft is still stuck inside the spindle. My stealership will not fix there mistake. I need help on how to get this out, I am installing the ALL Pro's heavy duty sway bar links and cant do so until I get that broken shaft out. I have Pro comps spindle on and its hollow all the way through, I tried using a punch and pushing it out and it wont budge. Please send me some ideas on how to get this out.
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  2. Jun 26, 2012 at 10:46 AM
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    I cant really get any pics of the broken shaft but I do have pics of the entire front looking at the sway bar link and cv boot, I will upload them now

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    And they broke it but won't fix it why???
     
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    Judging by pic 3, it's been broken for a while. Try soaking it with PB blaster and then driving it out. You can also try drilling it out.
     
  7. Jun 26, 2012 at 5:13 PM
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    Looking at the rust on the end of the broken link I would guess its been broken for a while. If you cant get a allen key into the other end and wind it out the only way to fix that is drill and tap. Inside the spindle is threaded, if you try the hammer and punch method you will be there a very long time.
     
  8. Jun 26, 2012 at 5:23 PM
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    How do u know THEY broke it ???
    That's been like that for a while.
    What did they work on ????
     
  9. Jun 26, 2012 at 5:28 PM
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    And if they refuse to fix it, why didn't you press it further? What makes you think they broke it? Why is it rusty on the end so soon?
     
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    My guess too...And I lack finesse-A drill would be my answer...
     
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    Ball joint press maybe. or smack both sides of the spindle at the same time with sledge hammers.
     
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    since when is the spindle threaded? half the time when i put the nut on it, the shit spins which means there aint no threads in the spindle. you have to hold the "bolt" in place with an allen key while u screw the nut on.
     
  13. Jun 26, 2012 at 5:37 PM
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    I would soak with a good penetrating oil (PB Blaster may be one) use a center punch (mark center of shaft), small pilot hole ( 1/8 drill or smaller), Then drill bigger hole and use an easy out. Drill bit need to match the easy out. If that don't work then driil and tap. Most important be patient. All this assuming the remaining shaft is threaded. I would prefere to remove the existing shaft than to retap. Tapping would be my last option but it may need to be done. Also use good quality drill bits. If not threaded soak and punch out or drill out starting with a centered pilot hole. I've been in your situation a few times. Good luck
     
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    The dealership will not fix shit that they didnt break. Man up and fix it yourself
     
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    The stock spindle is not threaded. The sway bar link is tapered and the nut threads onto the end of the tapered link. Nothing threads into the spindle.

    But, he said he has ProComp spindles so maybe their different (maybe causing the problem).

    And the broken end of the link is rusted, if it was a fresh break it would be shiny. The rust indicated the break or crack has been there for a while.
     
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    It's not threaded in there, just a tapered fit. If you whack both sides at the same time, then hammer from the front with a punch and sledge, you'll knock it out eventually. You could also use a ball joint press in some manner.

    This all depends on you having taken off that nut on the front.
     
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    im pretty sure no spindles are threaded there. just tapered. mainly because you couldnt really start the bolt to get it threaded. it just pushes threw and you put the nut on, if for some reason it starts spinning the endlink, u use the allen key to hold it still while still tightening the bolt
     
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    Open end wrench
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    hammer
    a few minutes of time
    do that shit
     

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