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Need Help Asap!! Steering Arm ???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by gmcjimmy88, Jul 17, 2005.

  1. gmcjimmy88

    gmcjimmy88 1/2 ton status

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    I got the arm removed from the top of the knuckle. How do the bolts come out to put the longer ones in? I tried hitting them with a hammer for a while but they did not move. Just figured I would see how other people got them out or if I need to take the front end apart and get them pressed out? Thanks for the help in advance

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  2. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    HEAT, HEAT and more HEAT

    You can also try welding a nut onto the studs so you can TRY to use a wrench on them....with HEAT of course.
     
  3. gmcjimmy88

    gmcjimmy88 1/2 ton status

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    You have gotten these off before? Will I have enough room to get the new studs in there
     
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    tomseviltwin 1/2 ton status

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    Get a stud removing socket
     
  5. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    sears sales a stud tool for under 25 bucks. works with a 1/2 drive ratchet.
     
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    Double nut the studs. You just put 2 nuts on the stud and tighten them against each other, then turn the lower nut to loosen the stud.
     
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    Lots of penetrating oil let soak in for a day resoaking periodically. That looks just like the ones I took out for mine. They are tapered studs not threaded so it's just a matter of busting them loose. I used a two pound hammer and all the strength I could muster. Good luck, if that doesn't work try heating the metal around the base of the studs. :wink1:
     

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