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broken steering knuckle studs

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MoabMike, Dec 10, 2005.

  1. MoabMike

    MoabMike Newbie

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    I have an 87 blazer with a 10 bolt front axle. I have broken 2 of the 3 studs flush with steering knuckle. What is the best way get them out?
     
  2. NorthWestFab

    NorthWestFab 1/2 ton status

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    Center a nut over the stud, and weld the center of the nut to the top of the stud, this will give you a nice hex to get some torque on the stud, and the head from the weld will loosen the bolt from the knckle.
     
  3. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    yep i second that trick. if no work just get another knuckle from a junk yard. easyer.
     
  4. MoabMike

    MoabMike Newbie

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    Thanks guys. i think i'll get another one. one of the studs was recessed a little. i couldn't get a nut in there to weld. I drilled it and when the put an extractor on it, it broke off inside.
     

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