Steering arm and or ball joint remval

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mikeadams1985
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Steering arm and or ball joint remval

Post by mikeadams1985 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:36 pm

can any one advise on how i can go about removing either of the following circled in the picture.

I have removed the nuts from both the yellow location and the green and struggle to remove either.

The reason i need to remove it is so i can remove the bottom of the steering column in order to replace the bearings that have dropped out when i undid the steering shaft

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dbiow
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Re: Steering arm and or ball joint remval

Post by dbiow » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:11 pm

Have you tried a ball joint splitter on the lower one? I use this type, seems to work on most things
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ball-Joint-S ... Swal5YEhla
885 q cab and 25d on the Isle of Wight.

Dspillett
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Re: Steering arm and or ball joint remval

Post by Dspillett » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:14 pm

Mike,
To remove the yellow circled, I used the shock method to free the tapered shaft, use two hammers and simultaneously hammer both sides to ‘shock’ the taper free, hope that makes sense,

David

mikeadams1985
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Re: Steering arm and or ball joint remval

Post by mikeadams1985 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:39 pm

Treid the shock method,

Ideally i would like to remove the top section, but im gonna get a ball joint splitter and puller tommorrow and give em both a go.

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db2d
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Re: Steering arm and or ball joint remval

Post by db2d » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:41 pm

Slacken the nut on the ball joint but do not remove it. Lever outwards on the drag rod and then hit the drop arm about one and a half inches above the ball joint,( HARD ),with a lump hammer. No need for pullers or ball joint splitter.

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Re: Steering arm and or ball joint remval

Post by cossyrec » Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:49 am

no like button but above has worked every time for me

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Re: Steering arm and or ball joint remval

Post by db2d » Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:56 am

There is no need to remove the drop arm, the job you are doing is easier with it on. If you do decide to remove it, mark it so that it can be refitted in its correct position.

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Re: Steering arm and or ball joint remval

Post by DB780 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:26 am

You will need to replace and tighten the steering box bolts before you try the 'shock' method or the 'shock' will be absorbed also you may damage something.

mikeadams1985
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Re: Steering arm and or ball joint remval

Post by mikeadams1985 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:19 pm

Ahead of you on that one. Bolts back in ready for weekends attempt

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