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Steering arm removal!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by RIDNHIGH, Dec 1, 2001.

  1. RIDNHIGH

    RIDNHIGH Registered Member

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    As I speak Im attempting to take out my factory steering arm.
    How the heck do you get it out? I have removed the drag link and pitman arm now how do i detach the steering arm from the the rest of the assembly?
     
  2. TheLakeRat

    TheLakeRat 1/2 ton status

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    A couple of good wacks with a BFH on the side of it near the bolts should do the trick to loosen up the wedge washers. After they are loose and you have them out it should just pull off.
     
  3. MudFrog

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    A couple good whacks = about 100 [​IMG].

    89 K5 Silverado, 4", 33's, 3/4 ton axles
    <a target="_blank" href=http://mudfrog.rockcrawler.com>http://mudfrog.rockcrawler.com</a>
     
  4. 90BlazerK5

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    recomend soaking those washers with a bottle of PB Blaster before ya start whacking too. SHould help loosen things up a little!

    Where did all these damned dirty apes come from!?!
     
  5. TheLakeRat

    TheLakeRat 1/2 ton status

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    Sorry about that. I keep forgetting that I'm in Texas where things don't rust because of the lack of water. Some heat would probably help too.
     
  6. Predator

    Predator 1/2 ton status

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    I think mine only took 23 whacks. [​IMG]

    My K5 Buildup: <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/gettin_deep>http://www.geocities.com/gettin_deep</a>
     
  7. 55Willy

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    Mine on my 79 Jimmy took me like 4 hours, it was the first lift I had ever done. I learned a few things, when I did the one on the Burban when I pulled the axel I sprayed it WD-40 then took the u-bolts off, when I went back to the steering arm I turned the axel up side down and 1 smack with a 3# sledge made it fall off.
    When my uncle use to do them at the dealer the secret was to loosen the 3 nuts a little and drive around the block, crank the wheel a bunch of times and when you got ready to pull it off it popped right off.


    <font color=red>Life is like a mud hole:</font color=red><font color=blue>
    When the S#!T gets deep, you have to keep moving and friends can always pull you out</font color=blue>
    55 Willy's
     
  8. RIDNHIGH

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    ohh yes i see,, well it worked!
    boy that steering arm is a BIATCH!
    thanks.
     
  9. FatBoyBlazer

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    it only took me like 3 minutes to get it off. my nieghbor used an air hammer with a pickle fork on it , i was also taken off a month earlier to gat the ball joint to be done(some one other than me did the ball joints and said that it was biach to get off)

    hola
     

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