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Projects Help with 55 Buick steering knuckle

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by slylark, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. slylark
    Joined: Feb 22, 2006
    Posts: 8


    Rebuilding front suspension on my 55 Century. Lower steering knuckle bushing needs replacing but I can't remove it from the knuckle. I torched/iced to break it loose, no luck. Used my impact, no luck. Any suggestions?

    When I took the knuckle off, the lower outer shaft was worn really badly. New outer shaft in old bushing has a huge amount of play. 1457823000677.jpg [/IMG][/IMG]

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  2. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 6,462


    Have you tried turning it the other way, maybe left hand threads?
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  3. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 25,188

    Jalopy Joker

  4. Fr. Buick
    Joined: Oct 17, 2005
    Posts: 177

    Fr. Buick

    You need a bigger wrench, it will come out. Lefty-loosey, nothing fancy here.

    Be sure it goes back in to the correct torque. See your factory service manual. I had a factory-installed one wobble out and ruin the larger part.

    I may have good used ones if you need it...

    If you are in SoCal, I have parts...

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