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Tom    Posted 11-20-2017 at 21:24:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Steering sector/ball joint removal
  • Hi All,
    I'm rebuilding the steering on my 9n and was wondering if there's a trick to disconnecting the ball joint from the steering sector arm? I took the nut off and tried a pry bar but no luck. What am I missing? Thanks in advance!

    Dean    Posted 11-21-2017 at 09:48:28 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I prefer the two hammer method.

    A bit hard to describe with limited time but I have described it before both here and on YT. It works every time and requires no special tools.

    Search the archives for description.


    Icechickenx    Posted 11-20-2017 at 22:16:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I take no credit for this idea...it came from John Smith 8n. As described, put the nut back on, then place the wedge b/t the nut and the housing.

    He has a wealth of information about this and other stuff. Just Google "John Smith 8n"

    clayton ingmire    Posted 11-20-2017 at 21:39:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • you can put the nut back on part way and smack the nut with a plastic dead blow hammer or go to napa and rent a pickle fork tool that will wedge it self in-between the arm and ball joint just my two cents

    John in Mich    Posted 11-20-2017 at 21:38:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • A pickle for is the usual procedure. Before I had one, I backed the nut off a bit, put a nail chisel or pry bar between the nut and the case, rap the sector arm with a hammer. Usually pops right off. Might soak it with a bit of favorite penetrant, too.

    Tom    Posted 11-21-2017 at 20:13:50 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Thanks guys- got it off using the hammer/pry bar technique. Worked like a charm.

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