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Alright... I am about to kill my damn truck

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by KRAZIE87K5, Apr 9, 2001.

  1. KRAZIE87K5

    KRAZIE87K5 1/2 ton status

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    I have been wacking at the @$%$@#$ steering arm for about 1 hour straight from all different angles. The damn thing looks like it has seen better days... BUT it will NOT come off. PLEASE!!! Someone, please tell me the trick to getting this thing off!

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  2. kpanza

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    Go down to the local parts store and ask for a puller...it will save you a lot of headaches and cursing!! [​IMG]
     
  3. Chaz88K5

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    get a torch out and heat it up around the cones then keep wacking......try not to heat the cones themselves.....you want the arm to expand not the cones

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  4. Chris Demartini

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    <font color=blue>This is a stupid question, but you are hitting it from the top right? If so, just keep soaking it with penatrating oil and beating the crap out of it. It'll come off eventually.</font color=blue>

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  5. KRAZIE87K5

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    Maybe I havn't really said how hard I tried... I used a torch. I used a 48ounce hammer. I used EVERY hammer I have. I seriously had to hit the thing for over an hour straight. I am tired, only from swinging the hammer so many times. The control arm is literally starting to mushroom out some on the leading edge! And from all of this work, only one of the cones moved! The front two are refusing to cooperate. Suggestions welcome. Does this REMOVAL TOOL really exist? I can't see how there could be a tool to do this... but I would LOVE to own one!


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  6. CaptCrunch

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    Mine was out of the truck and I was wailing on it for over an hour w/ a 10 pound sledge. When they are tough... they're tough... I just tried to keep hitting it back and forth... from the top... then from the bottom... another goo trick is if you can get a pry bar pounded in a little bit and then do the same on the other side.... just work it back and forth... they are a pain.

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  7. KRAZIE87K5

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    All I have to say is "WOW". These things are incredible. I will go get a sludge hammer ASAP! I will let eveyone know how it goes, Thanks for the continued advice!

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  8. JunkYardCrawler

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    Befor you get to frisky with a sledge hammer have you tried using a pickel forck and a fout pounder hammer? i used that in combination with a tourch to get mine off. Good luck.
     
  9. CaptCrunch

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    Just remeber mine was out of the truck... don't go denting any fenders LOL. Mostly you just dig in get pisted and hit the heck outta it... get tired so you rest and start thinking.... let's do this... and then hit the heck outta it agian... repeat until either you have the arm off or you pass out LOL. Good Luck!

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  10. gokartergo

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    Mine was close to a hour also. With a torch and a sledge hammer.I thought is was funny in the box with the new steering arm it says "some lite tapping may be nessarey to remove old arm" We were laughing has we had the torch and sledge hammer on it. Some one on here suggested a impact gun on it. That might help.

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    If the cones are stuck try hitting it from the sie close to the cones. The shock waves from the impact should brake them loose. I hit mine on the edge where the tie-rod links. Twice upp, twice down. After a few minutts I could see the cones working themself uppwards. I thought "what the hell" and did a victory dance in my driveway.[​IMG]
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