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Old 02-17-2009, 06:41 PM
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replacing leaky rack...I've got everything unhooked but rack won't bust loose from steering shaft as far as i know pinch bolt was only bolt to take off of the shaft (haynes repair book)....a little help please
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anyone??
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Old 02-17-2009, 07:39 PM
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Unhook it from the fire wall that might help and try to take a flat head screw driver or small pry bar and spread the steering shaft where it pinches to the rack.
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I soak it with PB BLASTER AND use a pry bar and a block/wedge for leverage
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Old 02-18-2009, 05:56 PM
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Got it off today...used brake cleaner and tapped up on the steering shaft ,finally broke loose...i'd rather get paper cuts between my toes than have to take another one off...
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coat the splines on the new one with anti-sieze for ease of removal if there ever is a next time
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