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How to remove arm of steering box from linkage?


Germanmd

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I am removing my steering box for rebuild and cannot seem to break loose the arm of the box from the steering linkage. I have used a puller and can't get it to break free. I was wonderig if anyone had some thoughts on how to get this removed. This is the last step that is stopping me from driving my freshly painted restoration I've been working on for 10 years. My wife thinks I'll never finish it and I've got to prove her woring. TIA, Dan

Dan in Philly

1972 02 Automatic

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Hi,

the easiest way to remove the steering arm from the

center tract rod is to hit the steering arm squarely on the side

with a regular hammer and after a few hits the cone shaped

part will drop out of the arm. the other choice is to buy

a pickel fork and drive that into the joint between the two

parts. the second choice is harder on the parts if you plan to

reuse them.

good luck

stone

stone racing co

phila pa

215.520.6718

stone racing co

phila pa 19123

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Hi,

the easiest way to remove the steering arm from the

center tract rod is to hit the steering arm squarely on the side

with a regular hammer and after a few hits the cone shaped

part will drop out of the arm. the other choice is to buy

a pickel fork and drive that into the joint between the two

parts. the second choice is harder on the parts if you plan to

reuse them.

good luck

stone

stone racing co

phila pa

215.520.6718

this method will work for sure and harbor freight has the forks for about $10.

this will however cut the protective rubber boot covering the ball joint

72 2002tii

1988 535is  “Maeve”

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I use a variation of the hammer method, but use 2 hammers. Hold one against one side of the joint and whack the other side with the second hammer. May take a few tries, but never fails. Does not damage the boots either.

BMWCCA #2762
72 2002/71 2002ti, 67 2000CS, 2x 72 3.0CS
86 635, 2x 05 330Ci ZHP, 
'11 Corvette Grand Sport

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