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Got my steering arm off FAST!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by MudFrog, Sep 18, 2001.

  1. MudFrog

    MudFrog 1/2 ton status

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    Took all of 10 minutes. I soaked it with PB Blaster for around 3 days before working on it. Doubt it has anything to do with what we did but I'll tell ya'll anyway. I got a buddy to come over and we used a BFH and a Big Ol Pry bar. I would give it a good smack and after I hit it he would push up real hard on the Pry bar (pry bar was in between the steering arm and axle). After around 10 minutes of this it popped right off. Keep in mind this thing has never been removed. Well I was pretty glad with myself so I thought I would share..


    89 K5 Silverado
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  2. Rebel88

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    Hey mudfrog

    PB Blaster is the shiznit is it not? Thats how i got mine off...used two cans of it on my steering arm and beat the hell out of it with a 5 pounder...thats my trick...

    Later


    Have you driven OVER a Ford lately?
     
  3. reddog64

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    yeah yeah... i didnt know you could beet the hell outta it... mine took alot longer than 10 minutes...
     
  4. Scooter

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    I used about 1/2 can of Liquid Wrench penetrating oil on mine and had it off in about 3 minutes. Of coure it helps when the axle is out, siting on jackstands, with nothing in the way.

    Scot in KC, MO.
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  5. Confederate9

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    i couldnt get those damn wedge nuts off mine, finally i drilled the side of then the crackem w/ a mini sledge, but i had to buy new ones.
    the process took me bout 2.5 hrs cause i beat on it for so long


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    85 K5 4IN LIFT 35 GOOD YEAR WRANGLER MT/R, AMERICAN RACING WHEELS
     
  6. POWERMAD

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    All I do is whack the front upwards a few times and then reseat the arm. That is usualy enough to get the front cone up a little. Then I use my handy dandy cone pliers to remove it. Then I do the rear one the same way.
    Then I smack the front and rear to move the mid cone and remove it. Then a pry bar under either end and the arm just comes off.
    No BFH or penatrating spray.
    Alot of the older big trucks I work on have them on the axles.
    Now those can be a good time.


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  7. Boss

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    It's always good to have a friend to help. Congrats buddy. Glad you got if off quickly.

    Pic of my truck Before N' After
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