A couple of weeks ago I replaced the passenger side upper and lower ball
joints on my 87 4x4 3/4 ton. Now it's time to tackel the driver's side
but, I'm hitting problems that weren't even concerns for the passenger
side. Namely, the steering arm that is bolted (with 3 bolts) to the
spindle. I have removed the bolts but, cannot remove the steering arm
from the spindle.
I have "torched" it. I have used about a gallon of penetrating oil. I
have taken a die grinder and cut the rust along the line where the arm
makes contact with the spindle. I have placed a bottle jack under the
opposite side of the steering arm to supply constant tension and
leverage. I have even torched it while the bottle jack was in place.
I am considering giving up but, I'm so close to having everything apart.
Does anyone have a trick/hint that will help me win against this?