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Steering arm removal..not

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by roadnotca, May 30, 2006.

  1. roadnotca

    roadnotca 3/4 ton status

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    185K miles, 20+ years, the cones do not pop-out. Ran out of drill bits for today. All I wanna do is replace the ball joint.:haha:

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    Soak it in PB Blaster and try beating down on the "U" part of the steering arm. I did that with mine and it came off in about 5 hits. :thumb:

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    you dont keen to remove that for a ball joint job.:doah: just need the correct adaptors.

    big 4-5 lbs hammer and solid steel punch. drive the old b/j out from the bottom. and dont be afraid to hit it.

    then remove boot from new and set in place and pull in with the press set the screw threw the lower hole and pull it in. then install the lower one.

    i do that all the time no problems.
     
  4. roadnotca

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    Lets see, I think that was Sunday. Yea, PB, support the steering knuckle on a jackstand directly on the garage slab, beat repeatedly with 8lb long handle sledge; nope, this is automotive root-canal. Its off a there tomorrow.:haha:
     
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    Good idea, last Friday. Thanks guys. Read all the posts, gave it all due respect, too late now, only good for laughs. Its the Bubba way for this one.:haha:
     
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    I hope you are either able to get your ball joint changed or get the steering arm off either way. :thumb:

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    Thanks man.:D But yea, that arm is coming off, after that its only a couple hours to get back on the road.:laugh:
     
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    Used about twenty drill bits to chew-out the cones.:haha:

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