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Getting steering arm studs out

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CyberSniper, Nov 20, 2004.

  1. CyberSniper

    CyberSniper 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    How do you recommend steering arm studs to be removed? Heat up the knuckle and try to back them out with a pair of channelocks? After cutting the steering arm off I don't trust the studs to be heat treated anymore.
     
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    Double nut it. Then unscrew it. It worked for me on mine.

    Harley
     
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    Double nut it. Then unscrew it. It worked for me on mine.

    Harley

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    ditto
     
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    or use a pipe wrench . pipe wrenches kick butt.
     
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    PB Blaster, pipe wrench, & a sand hammer work great.
     
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    A pipe wrench will destroy the threads though. If you double nut it you can save the studs. You may not trust them to run them all the time but they may be ok for trail spares.

    Harley
     
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    Rob used craftsman drill outs last Sunday with great success , our only carnage were two bolts on one truck , and he had them in his truck . Don't look like ordinary outs , but seemed to work great , and the trucks owner claimed he used loctite on them too /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    I doubt they will come out that easy on a stock knuckle with stock studs that have been in there for years and have probably started to rust to the knuckle. I recommend using EZ-outs on studs if you have broken them off level to the knuckle surface but double nutting is the easiest way to get them out.

    Harley
     
  9. CyberSniper

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    My Dad is doing the disassembly on a pair of flat tops from 1970something that still had the original shocks on it and not a speck of grease on the whole thing. He ended up ruining one of the studs with heat and he's having trouble getting that one out. The other two he tried the double nut tactic but just ended up pulling threads. He got those ones out with a pipe wrench.

    He said the funny part is that after all the effort put on the studs the balljoints practically fell out in comparison.
     

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