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Steering Stud Removal

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Hossbaby50, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    I am wondering the best way to get steering arm studs out of a knuckle while it is still on the truck. I am not really worried about the old studs.

    How much torque should the new steering studs be put in with and how exactly do I go about torquing the studs into the knuckle? Should I use blue locktight? Thanks

    Harley
     
  2. jimmyjack

    jimmyjack 1/2 ton status

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    WD 40 and double nut them. Maybe even heat from a blow torch....
     
  3. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    I welded on the nuts cause I was replacing them. 90 ft lbs for the new ones, just install the studs by hand, then the arm, then the cone washers and nuts, then torque down. I used the blue lock-tite on mine /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. Hossbaby50

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    Sweet. that is what I was thinking but wanted to make sure. I just got my 4" studs and steering arm spacer from Sky so I need to install it so I can do crossover this weekend. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif

    Harley
     
  5. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    My studs in my '60 could have damn near came out with my fingers. I double nutted them and they came out immediately.
     

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