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Steering arm studs removal?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MTBLAZER89, Mar 30, 2004.

  1. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I have a set of flat tops I found at the JY already machined drilled and tapped. The machined surface is pretty rusty not real smooth. How do I remove these studs to clean up this surface, or will it be ok the way it is?

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    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    I'd say unless its really pitted its probably OK. If you want to remove them though, put two nuts on each stud and tighten together then get your wrench on the bottom one and back them out.
     
  3. HarryH3

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    The proper way to remove them is with one of these:
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    Craftsman Stud Remover

    1/2 in. drive stud remover. Set, remove headless bolts. Has 5/16 in. to 3/4 in. capacity.

    Sears item #00904458000
    Mfr. model #4458
    $24.99 /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
     
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    I found plenty of PB Blaster, a healthy dose of tapping on the knuckle with a hammer and a pipe wrench to be the right combination.
     
  5. k5 krawler 50

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    My dad and i tried using one of those stud removers, but we ended up stripping the little threads on the circlular part, so then we had to cut off the studs and drill them out carefully.
     
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    I'd leave them there unless they're broken or the threads are stripped.
     
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    Leave the studs in and have them Sand blasted........
     
  8. MTBLAZER89

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    So a little rough on that surface will be ok? Just wondering cause I was reading on Sky's site and they said they don't powdercoat their arms because it will leave a cushion between the metals, and I figured it had to be fresh machined /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    anyone /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    i think the studs in the D44 are pressed in. beat them out with a BFH or a press.
    leave them in and use a grinder with wire wheel, or sand blast them. they may also have a tack weld on the back of them.
    Grant
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    i think the studs in the D44 are pressed in. beat them out with a BFH or a press.
    leave them in and use a grinder with wire wheel, or sand blast them. they may also have a tack weld on the back of them.
    Grant

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    They are not pressed in, He is talking about the one where the steering arm goes. They are screwed in.
     
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    I'd also agree that blasting them would be the best method. Quickest too.
     
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    yeah, i know what ones he is talking about, but the alst one i had my hands on they were pressed in. BUT it was also just the drivers side. i dunno. ethier way i would leave them in and remove the rust another way. then clean the threads up as well and use extra loc tight.
    Grant
     
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    D44 steering arm studs are certainly not pressed in. That would be absolute suicide, nobody would build a truck that way.
     
  15. Seventy4Blazer

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    and how would that be suicide? it makes far mor sense to me personaly. beisdes, i know what i saw and i seen waht i know.
    im just curious on this one.
    Grant
     
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    It'd be suicide because that is too stressful an application requring too much torque for a press fit stud.
     

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