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    Gearbox removal question

    How do i remove he steering gearbox from the steering shaft?
    2011 CVPI 155k, Addco 1 rear swaybar, glasspacks, (Sleeping Till Snows Gone)
    2010 Silverado 1500 LT 77k (Daily Winter Driver)
    1968 Buick Riviera (Newly Acquired Summer Car)

    #2
    Originally posted by mikeroc283 View Post
    How do i remove he steering gearbox from the steering shaft?
    Hi Mikeroc283

    Brute force and ignorance often works well

    Undo the pinch bolt on the lower joint, drift a chisel into the gap in the joint to open it up a bit and slided the steering gear off the shaft.

    Regards

    Dereck
    President and founder of The Turbine Wheel Appreciation Society and Little Debbie Cake Connoissuer

    Also "The Pondside Pain In Your Posterior"

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      #3
      how about a crowbar?
      2011 CVPI 155k, Addco 1 rear swaybar, glasspacks, (Sleeping Till Snows Gone)
      2010 Silverado 1500 LT 77k (Daily Winter Driver)
      1968 Buick Riviera (Newly Acquired Summer Car)

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        #4
        what do i use to take this off the gearbox?
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        2011 CVPI 155k, Addco 1 rear swaybar, glasspacks, (Sleeping Till Snows Gone)
        2010 Silverado 1500 LT 77k (Daily Winter Driver)
        1968 Buick Riviera (Newly Acquired Summer Car)

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          #5
          Pitman arm puller.
          1989 Grand Marquis LS
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            #6
            Got the puller just need to know what size the bolt on the end of the arm is.
            2011 CVPI 155k, Addco 1 rear swaybar, glasspacks, (Sleeping Till Snows Gone)
            2010 Silverado 1500 LT 77k (Daily Winter Driver)
            1968 Buick Riviera (Newly Acquired Summer Car)

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              #7
              i think i used a 1 5/16 wrench, with a 1 1/8" wrench hooked onto it for leverage
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                #8
                Well i got the pitman arm off. Now i cant get the box from the shaft. and the bolt in between shaft and the joint wont come out. its a 12mm and its shit now because it wouldnt come apart even after putting the socket on and trying a 11mm. is there any way i can remove it now?
                2011 CVPI 155k, Addco 1 rear swaybar, glasspacks, (Sleeping Till Snows Gone)
                2010 Silverado 1500 LT 77k (Daily Winter Driver)
                1968 Buick Riviera (Newly Acquired Summer Car)

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                  #9
                  Many ways. Acetylene torch, plasma cutter, die grinder, sawzall.....

                  Get a 15mm and 18mm wrenh and take the steering shaft apart (one single nut/bolt)and get the box out of the car. It will make the removal process easier.


                  I would suggest spending a few bucks on some craftsman professional adjustable wrenches. They are pretty nice and have the sizes etched into the wrench. Works great for measuring nuts and bolts.
                  Builder/Owner of Badass Panther Wagons

                  Busy maintaining a fleet of Fords

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                    #10
                    Box is out. Was a star bolt pattern in middle of the shaft hook up to the box.
                    2011 CVPI 155k, Addco 1 rear swaybar, glasspacks, (Sleeping Till Snows Gone)
                    2010 Silverado 1500 LT 77k (Daily Winter Driver)
                    1968 Buick Riviera (Newly Acquired Summer Car)

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by mikeroc283 View Post
                      Well i got the pitman arm off. Now i cant get the box from the shaft. and the bolt in between shaft and the joint wont come out. its a 12mm and its shit now because it wouldnt come apart even after putting the socket on and trying a 11mm. is there any way i can remove it now?
                      For future people who come across this post.... you need a 7/16 spline socket. It's not a 6pt or a 12pt bolt. It's a strange head on it and the spline socket fits perfectly on. I just took one out last night. Nothing else worked and would have rounded the shit out of it. Just trying to help out future readers.


                      '78 LTD | '87 Grand Marquis | '89 Crown Vic (RIP) | '91 Grand Marquis (RIP) | '94 Town Car (RIP) | '97 Town Car (RIP)

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                        #12
                        And then after you get the bolt out, use a tie rod fork to separate the box from the shaft. It makes quick work of it.



                        MIKE

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                          #13
                          get the slip joint slipping before you put it back together too. Those parts are supposed to move, but they've seized in the last 25 years. If it moves like it ought to, it goes together a heck of a lot easier. Usually you can soak a bunch of oil in there and drive the outer shaft off so you can wire brush the rust off the parts. If you heat it, you'll de-tension the spring that lives in there and you'll need to bend it back to keep the slop out of the two shafts where they slide together.

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                          I drive a Lincoln. I can't be bothered to shift like the peasants and rabble rousers

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