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Steering Arm is crap need help

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by engine_run, Dec 4, 2000.

  1. engine_run

    engine_run Registered Member

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    on my 83K5 I am trying to pull off the steering arm because its stock and I have a 4in lift, not steering very well. Its Not Budging!! Does any one have any suggestions?? I already have the raised steering arm here and going nutz! This truck has not moved for over a year and I have only had it for a year and 4 months! So I am very eager to see it move!

    83 K5 and a 75 Scout
     
  2. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    Soak that sucker with PB Blaster for a while, then get a Huge sledge and beat away onit from side to side. Then get a balljoint seperater and hammer the prongs into the cone wedes(look like washers on top) and once you have the seperater hammered into them, pry up on the seperater.

    Keep doing these things and it will come off. Just be patient Young Grasshopper! LOL

    Mike [​IMG]
    See <font color=green>EMMETT</font color=green> -&gt; http://emmett.coloradok5.com
     
  3. ftn96

    ftn96 1/2 ton status

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    I just got thru doing this. Liquid wrench it, and let is sit for a day or 2. And I mean soak it from all angles. Then make sure you hit down on it and then hit from the sides every so often then you notice the cones will start loosening up. Carefull not to hit the studs.

    Don't you buy no ugly truck!
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  4. Blue85

    Blue85 Troll Premium Member

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    There are only two acceptable types of hammers for this job: huge and enormous.

    "They tell me that you can make it to work without big tires. I'm still not convinced."
     

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