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Steering arm solution!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by JST12, May 7, 2001.

  1. JST12

    JST12 1/2 ton status

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    Well, I had one of those totally stuck steering arms. I had drenched the thing with oil, pounded on the %^*%# sucker 100 times with a sledge hammer, used an air chisel etc... Nothing was working until this weekend when I bought a MAPP gas torch at Lowe's. Just heated the arm at the base of the studs ( being careful not to melt the ball joint rubber boot) for about 20 seconds. I hit the arm twice with my sledge and thud! The three inserts popped right up. Done with the job in less than a minute. HEAT works! JT
     
  2. ftn96

    ftn96 1/2 ton status

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    Congrates

    Will work for beer, parts and tools.
    90-350TBI-TCI700-241-33"-10/12 bolt w/4.10's,
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.nashvillek5.freeservers.com>http://www.nashvillek5.freeservers.com</A>
     
  3. SAVAGE1

    SAVAGE1 1/2 ton status

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    I used the same method. Took me only 10 total minutes to get it off. Before I started the lift I read about all the horror stories so I was prepared. I cooked it for a good minute straight till it turned red. Just 5 wacks popped the washers off. Its the way to go.

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.savage1.coloradok5.com>http://www.savage1.coloradok5.com</A>
     
  4. lehtola

    lehtola 1/2 ton status

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    Did mine this week-end minus the heat...took 10 minutes but the first mistake was beating the bottome of the ball joint (ouch). Kinked some threads. Oh well.

    1990 GMC Jimmy 350/TH700R4/NP241/10 bolts, 4" skyjacker lift, 35x12.50R15 BFG All Terrains on 15x10 AR Baja's, Flowmasters.
     

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