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jamgood96 07-04-2001 04:19 AM

Need help removing steering knuckles
 
I decided to try and remove my steering knuckles off of my front D44 the other day. Wasn't happening. I soaked it in some PB Blaster and used a big ole breaker bar. It didn't budge. What should I do? Are air tools my only option? Thanks!

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cj7jeep 07-04-2001 06:31 AM

Re: Need help removing steering knuckles
 
Are the nuts on the ball joints giving you the problem? Did you clean off enough junk to see the cotter pins? Just a thought.


jeepgod 07-04-2001 07:04 AM

Re: Need help removing steering knuckles
 
try hitting that bar with a hammer.. and reach down and get a pair!! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

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CJ money pit 07-04-2001 07:30 AM

Re: Need help removing steering knuckles
 
Are you talking about the nuts on the ball joints or the knuckle itself? If nuts then put a breaker bar on there and slip a piece of pipe over it to give yourself more leverage; if you're talking about the knuckle itself, well they can be stubborn. Use a hand sledge and beat on the ears of the "C", not the knuckle itself. You have to hit all around it and fairly hard. When I removed mine, I thought they would never come off, but persistence and a bigger sledge hammer won the day. Don't have your foot under it, cuz when they come off it is sudden and they are heavy enough to make you use a few choice words upon impact.

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ozarkjeep 07-04-2001 09:39 AM

Re: Need help removing steering knuckles
 
for all of those nits, remove the cotter pins, wire brush all the crap from teh threads, then oil just the threads, not the outside of the nut, then use big breaker bar.

air tools make it easy, but you should beable to get, you do have a 1/2 in drive breaker bar right?



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