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Old 11 February 2008, 15:10   #11
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If your system is like mine then the casting fits up against a shoulder diameter on the spindle.
Sounds right. I was told there are only two main types of hydraulic steering.

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You may have to wedge a piece of wood between the casting and something solid.
There is a little bit of movement of the spindle so wedging a bit of wood in might stop the arm moving and allow me to tap the spindle just enough to free it off.

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If you have one try a hairdryer first.
Do you think that will make a difference. I have a paint stripper heat gun so I was going to give that a go, but if a hairdryer will do the job that should save repainting and any other possible damage I might do.
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Old 11 February 2008, 15:15   #12
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Hi Bigs
Go for it. As you say make sure the casting cannot move, wedge it solid and a good sharp rap with the punch/hammer should free it off. let us know the outcome.
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The principle is to drive the spindle out of the casting and not the casting off the spindle.
Last question. I take it the shoulder is on the inside of the arm.
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If everything mentioned before fails, soak several times with brake fluid and let the liquid penetrate deeply, have removed nearly impossible things with it. Good luck, cross your fingers..

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Biggles, get a two arm puller and crank it up tight then apply heat as Matt says. You can tap the end of the puller spindle to impact the shaft inwards and then retighten it as you go. A piece of wood behind it will just crush.
Alternatively, a trackrod end splitter might be wide enough in the jaws and they are powerful but gentle in the way they work.

The scissor one.
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Alternatively, a trackrod end splitter might be wide enough in the jaws and they are powerful but gentle in the way they work.

The scissor one.
I'll bear that little bit of kit in mind.
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Last question. I take it the shoulder is on the inside of the arm.
yes, male shoulder on spindle and female( counterbore) in arm.
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Nick, why is everything covered in harry black ?

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I'd be assuming that the black tape was to enable him to fill the area with release oil or something without getting it everywhere and enabling it to soak in.

Nick, if you want a puller I might have one here that will do the job, I'm confident though that you will extract it from the shaft if you follow everyones instructions though.
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Heat

I just spent the last 3 nights trying to break into my remote box to repair a wiring fault. Heat didn't affect the paint on that, and I used a "Camping gas" type blowlamp.

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