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Question of the day - 4/5

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by KRAZIE87K5, Apr 5, 2001.

  1. KRAZIE87K5

    KRAZIE87K5 1/2 ton status

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    Hey all! I started in on the steering arm last night, the one with the three large studs holding it. The damn thing WILL NOT MOVE. PERIOD. I must have hit the damn thing with everything I have... including the kitchen sink! Anyhow... I must be missing something. What is the normal procedure to remove this blasted chunk of God-forsaken metal???

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  2. lehtola

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    Someone today told me to use a BFH. Along with a torch. Heat the bolts up and be careful. Did you put anything on to penetrate and help loosen up?

    1990 GMC Jimmy 350/TH700R4/NP241/10 bolts, 4" skyjacker lift, 35x12.50R15 BFG All Terrains on 15x10 AR Baja's, Flowmasters.
     
  3. KRAZIE87K5

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    I must have blown an entire new bottle of penetrant on that blasted thing... And it was putting some hurting on the hammer I was using! The poor thing is all mushroomed out, and the arm only took a few dings here and there... YIKES!

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  4. Emmettology 101

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    Get a BFH, and PB Blaster. SOak it down and let it sit. Then smack it from all angle really hard with the BFH. Main hitting from one side to the other.... It will come off!


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  5. muddin4fun

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    If the above doesn't work, get a steering arm puller. Sometimes there is no replacement for tools made for a job. [​IMG]

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  6. KRAZIE87K5

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    There is actually a tool to do this??? Damn... wish I knew that last night at 10pm as I was pissing off the neighbors... [​IMG]

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  7. ftn96

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    ONE MAJOR THING TO REMEMBER!!!!!! DO NOT HIT UP ON THE ARM!!!! It will cause those 3 cone washer to swell adn it wont come off. You have to work it to the left and the right and at angles. Make sure you dont hit the threads. PB BLASTER IS the BEST!!!

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  8. kwcdawgfan

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    Regarding getting the correct tools... When I did my tie rods I got the first two off w/ no problem and beat on the third for an hour and finally went to autozone to get a puller and autozone told me I could rent a puller for $15 dollars or buy it for $11??? Wife may call me stupid sometimes but not that day
     
  9. Butch

    Butch 1/2 ton status

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    The other way is call Stephen at ORD and order a new set of studs and cone washers for 30 bucks. This things steers your truck so I wanted knew ones on mine. Take a sawzall and cut the studs off flush with the top of the cone washers. Take a 1/2" drill bit and drill straight down into the stud approx 7/8 to 1" then take a chisel and walk the cone washers right out. pull the arm off, unscrew the studs and replace them. Now you have saved your knuckles and as a bonus you have knew hardware on the most important part of you truck next to the brakes. Good luck.

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