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steering arm!!!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blazing86, Jun 22, 2001.

  1. blazing86

    blazing86 1/2 ton status

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    any tips to getting them off?
     
  2. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    I wanted my mechanic and it was pretty amazing. he used this same technic for tie rod ends, drag link ends etc. whatever and they all just came of easy easy easy...

    he took a BIG hammer, and just whacked the thing on the side. All the little shims just came wiggling out. Same with the tie rod ends just hit thim real good with a hammer and they just fell out... etc.

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  3. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    You could do a search on "steering arm" It's been talked about alot..

    Most people have luck with a BIG hammer,and the use of a torch. Heat will help loosen the bolts and shims...


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  4. Espen88k5

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    Yep, wacking it hard with a big sledge will brake free the cones. Think of it as sending shock waves through the steering arm, making the rust let go. Take a look at the pic's on my page if you want, I got lucky with mine i guess.
    link below.

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  5. 84_Chevy_K10

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    DON'T USE A TORCH IF YOU CAN AVOID IT. YOU WILL DESTROY YOUR UPPER BALLJOINTS EVEN IF YOU'RE CAREFUL. I'VE DONE IT 3 TIMES.

    Take the nuts off, use a screwdriver to split the washers (hit the screwdriver down the slit with a hammer) then beat the $#@%$@# out of it with the biggest hammer you can. You might be better off removing the axle from the truck where you can really beat on it. They're a real bastard, you just have to fight with it, I'm sorry to say. But the tips I gave you about splitting the washers, avoiding the torch, and giving it a good beating will all help you out.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     

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