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Tie rod and steering arm lift - help

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Ross, Jul 1, 2001.

  1. Ross

    Ross Registered Member

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    I am lifting my k5 and can't get the tie rod apart from the steering arm. How can I get them apart?
    --- Thanks for any help

    1986 white K5
     
  2. k5blazerus

    k5blazerus 1/2 ton status

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    you can use a pickle fork to do the job but dont use a hammer
    on the tierod end unless you want to replace it.
    Colin

    IF its not broke dont fix it
     
  3. Espen88k5

    Espen88k5 1/2 ton status

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    Borrow a tie-rod disconector at a garage. They do the job in 2 sec flat + you dont damage treads or rubber belge.
    I have a picture of the one I used during my lift-install It is on my page, under suspensionlift photo series. Link below.

    <font color=red><A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.espen88k5.alloffroad.com>http://www.espen88k5.alloffroad.com</A></font color=red>
     
  4. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Borrow a pickle fork at Autozone, it's like $10 and you get your money back when you return it. Smack it with a hammer and it comes right off.

    And that's not the tie rod on the steering arm. It's the drag link.

    If you're having trouble disconnecting the drag link, GOOD LUCK getting the steering arm off. it's a $#%#@$!!! Soak it in PB Blaster and beat the @$@ out of the top of it with a large sledge hammer and eventually it'll come free.

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

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