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Removing raised steering arm

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Yukon Jack, Jun 28, 2004.

  1. Yukon Jack

    Yukon Jack 1/2 ton status

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    I need to remove a raised steering arm off of a Dana 44 to put on a different Dana 44. After the three nuts are removed, is there a proper way to remove the arm or do I just use a 2 lbs sledge to work it off?

    Also, when I reinstall it, seems like I recall that you shouldn't reuse something, but I can't recall what the three parts are called.
     
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    Just beat it with the biggest sledge you've got and it will come off eventually.
     
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    the last one I removed I soaked it with P.B blaster for a few days then used a big hammer to beat on it. Also used a cheisel to work the tapered bushings loose.....Also before I started I used a wire wheel to clean up area........
     
  4. Yukon Jack

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    Can I reuse the tapered bushings? Seems like I recall that you shouldn't, can't remember for sure though.
     
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    Yeah you can reuse then, I did lots of times.
     
  6. Yukon Jack

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    Thanks, a few smacks with my hand sized sledge and it came right off - actually came off faster than I thought it would.
     

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