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drag link removal and instalation

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sammsonn, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. sammsonn

    sammsonn Newbie

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    Is there anything I am missing. I pulled off the castle nuts, after removing the pins, and cannot free it. used a board, so I wouldn't mess up the threads, and smacked it repeditivly with a hammer. Any easier methods?:k5:
     
  2. shaun89

    shaun89 1/2 ton status

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    hey,u can go to napa or any auto shop and boy or rent a ball joint tool, its basically a big wedge fork if u dont already know. just bang one of those in there between the steering arm and drag link, or if u cant rent or buy one of those use a hammer and bang around the hole on the steering arm/pitman arm where the drag link goes into...it shocks it and frees it up, i hope this helps! good luck
     
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    jamber2541 1/2 ton status

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    dont forget to use WD-40, and some more WD-40
     
  4. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Don't don't don't smack the threads with a hammer, board or not. Don't ask me why I know this :doah:

    Do get the "tuning fork" ... fit it right and it's one smack with the minisledge.

    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=38649

    I know Kragen / Schuck's / Checker carries them too.

    Alternately you can use the pully-puller style pitman arm pullers ... but the tuning forks are cheap and simple.

    -- A
     

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