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Well always heard and followed the rule of if you adjust, change or replace any part on the suspension or steering you get an alignment done.

Well I'm going to change out my steering stabilizer.....will I need to?
 

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I think you will be ok not doing an alignment for that as it has no influence in your steering except dampening it.
 

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yeah kinda what i thought myself....as it don't change position...

Just wanted to bounce it off all the smart guys first.

Was gonna do it before I take my huge trip to Boston on the 1st....woo-hoo 18 hr drive...one way.

Pretty sure that would wear out a set of tires pretty good if its wrong.
 

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Yeah it would. I need to change mine out too....had the stablilizer for almost a year now...let me know how it goes. I hear they are a real PITA
 

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I've looked at it before...didn't look to serious....but just like everything else...i'm sure something will be the way or be tightened to 300ft/lbs
 

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the hardest part is to get it off the centerlink...I guess if you have a picklefork it would be fairly easy.
 

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the hardest part is to get it off the centerlink...I guess if you have a picklefork it would be fairly easy.
Here is the dataDIY instructions

Steering Damper Replacement



Tools Required
J 24319-B Universal Steering Linkage Puller
J 29193 Steering Linkage Installer (12 mm)
Removal Procedure







Raise the vehicle. Support the vehicle with safety stands. Refer to Vehicle Lifting.
Remove the engine protection shield, if equipped. Refer to Engine Protection Shield Replacement in Body and Frame.
Remove the steering damper (2) ball stud nut (1). Do not reuse the nut.





Remove the steering damper ball stud from the relay rod using the J24319-B.





Remove the steering damper mounting bolt (5) and the nut (6). Do not reuse the nut.
Remove the steering damper (4) from the vehicle.
Inspect the following parts:
The steering damper for leaks and damage
The mounting bolts and the nuts for damage or corrosion
Installation Procedure







Install the steering damper (4).
Install the mounting bolt (5) and new prevailing torque nut (6).
Install the steering damper ball stud (2) to the relay rod (3).



Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.



Install the J29193. Tighten the steering linkage installer in order to seat the ball stud in the relay rod.
Tighten the steering linkage installer to 54 Nm (40 ft. lbs.) .
Remove the J29193.
Install the prevailing torque nuts.
Tighten the mounting nut to 40 Nm (30 ft. lbs.) .
Tighten the ball stud nut to 62 Nm (46 ft. lbs.) .
Install the engine protection shield, if equipped. Refer to Engine Protection Shield Replacement in Body and Frame.
Lower the vehicle.


so yeah seems pretty gay
 

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lol and both of the tools are over 100 bucks....good thing autoparts stores rent crap these days!!
 

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I will just go to the autohobby shop on base and they have pretty much all tools that I would ever need.
 
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