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Old 11-10-2011, 05:59 PM   #1
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'76 Argosy Steering Stabilizer - help

I have a 76 Argosy MH. I need to replace the steering stabilizer. I bought a cheap one from Autozone. The included bolt that mounts to the steering arm is not long enough to screw the nut on. Nothing is ever easy.

I can't find a Bilstien steering stabilizer for my P30 chassis in 76. I also have the issue that unit needs to include a bolt that will allow me to mount it correctly. The original stabilizer had a bolt that was machine pressed in so I can not re-use it.


Anyone have the model # of a Bilstein that will work? Any other model and part # would be good too.

Can I purchase the bolt that will allow me to mount my existing steering stabilizer. If so, where?

Anyone who has done this: How did you get the bolt on via the chassis?


Thanks for the help. I know it can't be this hard..
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Old 11-10-2011, 08:34 PM   #2
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My only suggestion would be to take existing bolt to Home Depot, or a good hardware store and see if they don't have something similar in a longer length. Here's what I found online for your model.
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Old 11-11-2011, 12:27 AM   #3
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I have a 76 Argosy MH. I need to replace the steering stabilizer. I bought a cheap one from Autozone. The included bolt that mounts to the steering arm is not long enough to screw the nut on. Nothing is ever easy.

I can't find a Bilstien steering stabilizer for my P30 chassis in 76. I also have the issue that unit needs to include a bolt that will allow me to mount it correctly. The original stabilizer had a bolt that was machine pressed in so I can not re-use it.


Anyone have the model # of a Bilstein that will work? Any other model and part # would be good too.

Can I purchase the bolt that will allow me to mount my existing steering stabilizer. If so, where?

Anyone who has done this: How did you get the bolt on via the chassis?


Thanks for the help. I know it can't be this hard..
I'm not sure what they used in '76 but on my '82 this is what they used.
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I got it from Shockwarehouse but they didn't have a listing for it. They said if I could get a Bilstein part number that they could get it. I called Bilstein and they came up with this unit which is the correct one. Their part number is 24-026451. I gave this number to Shockwarehouse and they shipped it as F4-BE3-2645-HO. Their price was $93.58. The mounting bolt for the right end was included.

If this isn't what you need maybe a call to Bilstein will help. They emailed the picture and part number.

Good luck, Dan
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Old 11-11-2011, 01:52 AM   #4
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bolt

The original bolt was pressed into the shock. I cant' take it off...

I saw a Moog steering stabilizer today. I looked like it had a different bolt with an insert.
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Monroe steering stabilzer #555944

I got this stabilizer from Advance Auto approx $80.00. It has an adapter like you seem to be describing. It works great!
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:46 PM   #6
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awesome do you have a part #?
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The part # on the box was 555944. The # on the reciept was 555944MM. Even more awesome I paid $68.99. Always check teh Advance website for on-line discounts. You can generally get at least 15% off.
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:21 PM   #8
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I didn't didn't super size your pix so the part# was not visible.

Great pix. I appreciate the help.

How did you get the nuts on the long bolt inside the bumper/frame? I think I'm going to need to cut or drill something to get at it. I got it off with a crow's foot.

Attached is a picture of what my rig looks like. Someone may have modified it, not sure. Does your look the same?
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A can't say for sure if my bumper support looks like that or not. I did not remove the aluminum outer bumper. I have been battling soo many rusty bolts laely that i didn't even try to remove the nuts up under the bumper. I just got out the Sawzall and cut it off. It's really a simple project. Shouldn't more than an hour.
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:57 AM   #10
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Got the Monroe 555944. It fits perfectly on my 76! Thanks! The Gabriel from Autozone didn't have the correct bolt. Monroe looks much better.
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