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1985 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer Utility 4WD Base

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October 17, 2010, 2:54 pm

Chris T

Question: How do you romove the steering column/pivit arm?

I'm trying to take off the steering column that is connected to the steering box on my 86 S10 Blazer 4WD and I got the nut off but it seems so rusted on there is like its welded together. I tried using a hammer to hammer it out and I also have been constantly spraying it and letting it soak in WD-40 and Liquid Wrench but it still won't budge. Are there any tips or special tools to do this? I'm trying to get this off to lower my front differential to lower my oil pan.

October 26, 2010, 4:35 pm

Ron W
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If you just take off the nut, the steering shaft won't come off as it is notched for the through bolt. Most of the time you have to remove the bolt.

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