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This is a discussion on steering arm within the Classics forums, part of the General Discussion category; is there any tricks to gettin the steerin arm off after i take off the three nuts? becuase ive been ...

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    is there any tricks to gettin the steerin arm off after i take off the three nuts? becuase ive been tryin to beat it up to get it off but its not workin

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    Re: steering arm

    pb blaster and let it soak in for awhile.
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    heat and lot of it

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    Re: steering arm

    I just went through this same exact thing on my leave (I have pictures a few threads down)

    it took me hours and hours to get it, but now, I know I could get any rusty one off in 30 minutes for sure, the cone washers are whats fitting you, spray the **** out of the washers and studs with PB Blaster. heat them up if possible, next, use a very small screw driver that you don't care about and a hammer. 'unscrew' the cone washer from the stud by tapping it at an angle in the slit of the cone washer.

    I know this is kinda vague, but its the best I can do from Aghanistan. once the cone washers are all out, smack it once or twice with a hammer, and boom, falls right off.
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    my fight




    I didn't really know what to do, but as I stated before, get those damn cone washers out, then it will be a breeze
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    buy a whole new axle without one on it, thats what im doing
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    buy a whole new axle without one on it, thats what im doing

    dude, thats crazy talk, you live were there is like no salt. Drive to IL, I'll do it myself for you, bring beer

    in the last picture I posted you can see the top of the cone washers, around the studs, spin those out, and you're home free, takes about 20 minutes at the most.
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    thanks for the advice ill try it ill try to post pics when im done if can figure it out , also gunna mount 36x14.50 on 15x10 inch rim an see how that goes hopefully wont scrub

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_V8 View Post
    dude, thats crazy talk, you live were there is like no salt. Drive to IL, I'll do it myself for you, bring beer

    in the last picture I posted you can see the top of the cone washers, around the studs, spin those out, and you're home free, takes about 20 minutes at the most.
    when you get home, come see me. i gotta see this! still need to get some weight on the front end of my truck, too much beating on it to get the arm off, the truck has actually moved to one side a couple of inches. once i get it under its own weight, and outside, then i'll really worry about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreaseDog View Post
    when you get home, come see me. i gotta see this! still need to get some weight on the front end of my truck, too much beating on it to get the arm off, the truck has actually moved to one side a couple of inches. once i get it under its own weight, and outside, then i'll really worry about it.
    no problem, I'll be around early sept. I wanted to see your truck anyways. I was a mechanic at a tractor dealorship for 3 years, I'm used to things being rusty and a pain in the dick.
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    Re: steering arm

    yea i tried an unless i dont get a torch i dont think ima be able to get it off, when i hit the cone washer its jus wanting to break in little shavings an its not turning

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    i'll probably have it off before then, just need a little extra room to work with it really. you're still more than welcome to come on over.
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    lol thanks but i live in panama city ill keep workin on it an get pics up

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    the reason im also buying a new axle cause i got a dana 44 now, and im going to a dana 60. so why worry about the steering arm on the 44
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    Re: steering arm

    spray with wd40, 12pk of beer, and a bfh!!!! those arms are a mother to get off. prying it off aint going to work you have to smack it so the cone washers will break loose because they are almost threaded on to the steering arm studs. the other option if you cant get it off is to buy the drop drag link....
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    the steering arm is a much better solution than the dropped drag link. less issues with bump steer with an arm.
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    Re: steering arm

    I just took two steering arms off. One was off a junkyard axle, been sitting outside for who knows how long, and the axle is a late 72. Other axle is a 10 bolt that is pretty much spotless from a NC truck. I put a little oil on the threads, took the nuts off, and hit the ever livin' sh!t out of the arm near the TRE hole. The 44 came off with aboot 10 whacks, 10 bolt took little longer.

    All that now not even sure if I'm gonna be running a Dana 44...

 

 

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