Aug 24, Posts. #5 Aug 20, Once you have the three nuts off, beat down on it with a BFH. Then beat up on it. Repeat until thethree cone washers that start to come out. Get some channel locks, and work the cone washers all the way out, then the arm will come off.
Oh yeah, for GM/Suburban 4X4 tech, treeclearance.buzz) can't be treeclearance.buzzted Reading Time: 5 mins. Steering Column Page T5 Info Page A simple way to remove old rubber control arm bushings.
There are many different methods for removing the old rubber bushings from the rear control arms. I have tried most of them and came up with this method on my own. It works fast and uses ordinary tools. See this superbeetlesonly thread for a small how-to on replacing this bushing:treeclearance.buzz?s=&showtopic=&view=findpos.
Oct 27, Disconnect the Pitman from the Centerlink. Remove the cotter pin, then remove the nut holding the centerlink in place. photo by Chuck. Next, remove the cotter pin and the large nut that holds the Pitman to the center link.
Use a pickle fork or a puller to separate the Pitman from the treeclearance.buzzted Reading Time: 4 mins. Jan 26, Remove the bushing with a hydraulic press.
This is the easiest way to remove the bushing. Place the bushing part of the arm into the hydraulic press and activate the press. Listen closely, as there will be a popping noise as the bushing moves, and the arm will become loose when the bushing is completely out%(22). Feb 20, Feb 15, Location: Central Illinois. In my experience I have learned to take them to a machine shop, let them press the old bushings out and press the new ones in.
I screwed up a upper control arm once trying to drive them out with a air hammer. Feb 20, #3. Dec 19, Remove the headlight switch body from the end of the column. Unbolt the steering box from the frame and remove the clamp on the column under the gas tank. Then you'll have to maneuver the column around the brake and clutch pedals while aiming the steering wheel out the drivers door. Sep 16, Don't need (or want to use) a pickle fork. The pickle fork will destroy the boots on the tierod ends.
Just take a 2lb hammer, and whack the steering arm right where the tie rod goes thru it. Whack it perpendicular to the shaft of the tie rod (i.e.: the tierod goes north-south, whack the arm east or west side.) When you whack it, do it like you mean it.