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How do you get the steering arm off?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 78Suburban, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. 78Suburban

    78Suburban 1/2 ton status

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    like this sissy!!! I hit the numbers :D I decided that I would go ahead and do the most fun part first. I messed with it a little last night, but when I got out there in the daylight, (the PB had time to soak in overnight), No more than 20 seconds of hitting, and the arm popped all 3 cones out of its tapered area. Easy as pie :p:
     
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    There ya go, it's not that hard now is it?
     
  3. bluehen

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    I guess not without any rust on it!
    Cheater...
     
  4. 78Suburban

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    It must have been wrapped in a protective cocoon of motor oil, because my floor has a hole you could drop a soft ball through :eek:
     
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    You see, all you need in life is a BFH :p: :haha: :bow:
     
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    PB and BFH Best Tools Around :D :haha:
     
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    I just pulled one from a yard the other day and it was pretty easy too.....BFH does it everytime.
     
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    your lucky, i had a fred flinstone k5 when i pulled my carpet up
     
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    all you did was let it soak overnight??? i tried changing mine today and i let it soak for a few hours, then took out my 36oz hammer and started wacking on it, then the 5lb mall, then the air hammer... nothing. if you or anyone else has any suggestions other than let it soak, i'd appreciate it
     
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    hit it on the sides, and hit it HARD from the top in a downward montion toward the end where the dragling connects.. you'll feel some numbers up there, that's what you hit.. its the sweet spot
     
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    Another hint I was given is to loosen the nuts, but don't take them all the way off (for "safety") then take the truck for a quick spin. Personally I beat the snot out of mine with a 5lb sledge then used my air hammer to wedge it under there.
     
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    It takes some work. I had no idea what it took to get the arm off, and was gettin pissed at Gotlabs when he came over and went to work on mine. Tim taught me that you won't break anything by whacking at it. We're talking full strength swings at it.
     
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    i did that also, drove it through the parking lot at for atleast a couple miles, seriously drove it turning the wheel back and fourth for about 30 minutes, and it didn't do anything. when i get the new cones, since my old ones are f@#*!d, i guess i'll try and hit some numbers.
     

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