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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-17-2002, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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Steering link removal

Please help! I'm trying to install my "z" link, but the stock link is kicking my ass. We managed to remove one end, but the pitman arm side is killing us. Any tips or pointers please!
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Re: Steering link removal

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This has been discussed on the board a while back....

One BFH held firmly against one side of pitman arm. Second BFH in other hand swinging at the pitman arm from other side. 2 "good" hits should make it fall right out in your hands.
Like my previous warning in the other post, WEAR GLOVES!!!



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Re: Steering link removal

I used a pickle fork and got a new bushing...pickle fork is my hero man lol
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Re: Steering link removal

Just removed mine two nights ago... Man was that thing on there TIGHT!!! [img]images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img] I tried ALL kinds of different ideas (yes two BFH's) long prybars... until I got ahold of a ball-joint puller... placed that over the joint and cranked it down as far as I could 1/2" drive ratchet with a 14" extension... and could not turn any further... then hit the bolt of the puller (directly on top of the ball joint threaded end) and hit it hard with the BFH... POP! the thing shot right out [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

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Re: Steering link removal

I've been pounding the snot out of it for 2 days now.....think I'll go find me that ball-joint puller. Thanks for the tip.
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