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Old 06-19-2012, 06:23 PM
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castor cam removal help

i posted this in the 6.0 section with no help so i figured i would try over here.

Hello..... need some help on any ideas for removing my stock castor cams. B4 u ask, i already reassembled as i needed the truck and couldnt have it down. I soaked the cam in pb blaster all morning and then used a pitman arm puller to try to remove it. As you can see the lip used to pull the cam out has broke on the right side if the pic. The nut was removed when trying to remove the cam. I am removing to install 5* cams to get my castor back to specs after a level kit

My question is for ideas on removal without removing the spindals and using a ball joint press to push it out. I do not have acess to an oxy acetylene torch, i was using a small bottle of mapp gas for heat. if i remove the spindals then i will have to do ball joints, u joints, seals, maby hubs and i cant swallow that bill right now. not that that stuff needs replaced, its just that i have it apart so why not now. the axle has 50k miles on it.

I thought about welding washers on the cam to give me a new lip to pull against but not sure if it will work.any ideas would be helpful.

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Old 06-19-2012, 06:33 PM
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Try a cold chisel and try to get it to turn, but beware that once you get started you have to finish
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Try a cold chisel and try to get it to turn, but beware that once you get started you have to finish
roger that.... i may try that one. soak it all week in pb blaster or some kroil oil and try again this weekend
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with a pickle fork?? problem with that is i dont have a lip on the one side to lift agaist. or do u mean a chisle on the air hammer
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Chisel on the air hammer...it will come out I have taken many out like this.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:47 AM
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I will give that a try this weekend. Now to go borrow a diecent air hammer. Mine sucks and doesnt have much power
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Yea a chisel on an air hammer should work for you.
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