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Steering arm removal!

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' 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. SlyDog

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    I used a torch and a BFH. Got it off in about 15 minutes ...

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  3. gokartergo

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    I used a torch and a BFH.. And it still took over a hour.Dan

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  4. RIDNHIGH

    RIDNHIGH Registered Member

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

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    Anytime bro

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  6. 79Beast

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    You boys must not have spent your fair share of time splittin up logs for the winter. I removed drag link and bolts then beat it with an 8lb sledge. 5mins later I was brushing off the knuckle and painting it in preparation for the new steering arm. However, tapered wedge locks are a pain.
     
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    I live in AZ, so we don't have to split logs [​IMG]

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  8. Leadfoot

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    It all depends too, I have done several. Some were a POC (Piece OF Cake, i.e. 10 mins. or less) and some were a PITA (Pain In The A$$, i.e. 60 mins. or more, I even had one I wacked at with a 10# sledge, air chisel, air hammer, 2 cans of penetrating lube, etc., etc., after a few days I had a friend with a torch come and cut it off which entailed putting in new studs and balljoints thanks to the heat). So it all depends on how lucky you are. The weird thing is I have seen several that look rusted solid and I think they are going to be a pain but they are fairly easy, and some that are clean and look new but are a pain, and then I have had the vice versa versions of each so who knows. $.02.....change please [​IMG]

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  9. BXwildshot

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    The three bolts have a split sleeve surrounding them to ensure a snug fit. Find or make a small "chisel" and hammer it in the split it will expand the sleeve and pop it out.
     
  10. bigbluek20

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    I put the jack under the end of the steering arm (think I used a short 2x4 or 4x4 to "reach up"), jacked up that entire corner of the vehicle by the steering arm, and then just had to "pursuade" it a little with a 5lb sledge.

    Didn't pop off, just worked its way up. Be sure to keep the jack stand lined up underneath and all body parts clear in case yours does "pop" off.
     

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