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stearing correction- - help

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by djohnson, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. djohnson

    djohnson Registered Member

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    i am in the middle of takeing off my old stearing arm. I have a tuff country stearing correction for my 89 k5. I cannot get the old peice off. what am i doing wrong
     
  2. wicked87_k5

    wicked87_k5 1/2 ton status

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    they don't like to come off real easy, i had to use a tortch and a air hammer when i did mine. it was only on there for ten years when i did mine
     
  3. djohnson

    djohnson Registered Member

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    are there threads that go all the way through. it looks like it or do i just bang on it till it comes off. Just dont want to mess up the bolts, no new ones came
     
  4. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    If you're talking about the steering arm on the knuckle first spray it with WD40 or the like, hit it downward with a BFH, remove cone washers, lift arm off. I haven't had a steering arm take me much more than about 10 minutes to remove this way.
     
  5. wicked87_k5

    wicked87_k5 1/2 ton status

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    they are studs that are in the knuckle, there are cone washers that go inside the arm from the top and when the nuts go on they are pressed in. i belive you can still get the cone washers from the dealer if need be. try soaking the holes with some penatraiting(SP?) oil.it may help loosen up some of the deep rust. Heat and a BFH go a long way. hope this helped ya
     
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    wicked87_k5 1/2 ton status

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    we both replied at the same time
     
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    1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 Registered Member

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    I wouldn't use too much fire on it unless you like having messed up ball joint boots/seals.

    Swing the hammer hard. Real hard!



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  8. DirtyJim

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    i used a bfh and a screw driver and kinda spun them out.
     
  9. djohnson

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    thanks everyone
     

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