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Broken Dana 44 Steering arm studs

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mountainexplorer, Oct 11, 2002.

  1. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    My Suburban developed play in the steering and a clunk from up front recently. I discovered it to be the three nuts holding down the steering arm that had backed off. I went to pull it into my driveway to tighten down the nuts, a day after a 170 mile round trip, and it clunked one last time and wouldnt steer any more. It sheered two of the three studs clean off.

    Has anyone ever extracted these before? I would think, that it might be easier to just change out the whole driver's side knuckle?
     
  2. denver75k5

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    Yup That happend to me twice, the first time I just replaced the whole knuckle, the second (present) im throwing a D60 under it, but I have heard that ORD sells a 9/16 stud kit for those. I dont know the details about it but I think "Moneypit" does, I believe he did that conversion.
     

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