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Unread 03-14-2014, 06:22 PM   #1
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Need help with steering knuckle

Need to replace a dana 60 knuckle and I need help. Anyone willing to help for pizza and beer? I am located in dundee illinois. I broke two of the three high steer bolts off.I have tools just don't know if I need to know torque and preload and etc. before I tear it apart. I can usually fix it when it breaks but this is my first jeep with locking hubs and I don't know much about them.
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Unread 03-18-2014, 10:23 AM   #2
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Did you get it fixed?
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Unread 03-18-2014, 03:37 PM   #3
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Not yet just got it out of the garage today. Should be starting on it at the end of the week, if the weathers good. " it will not fit in the garage with the tires on"
Do you want to help?
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Unread 03-19-2014, 12:19 PM   #4
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Got any pics ?? What do you need to know ?? Kingpin 60's are pretty easy.
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Unread 03-19-2014, 12:43 PM   #5
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It's a dynatrac HP balljoint 60. Not sure if I need to know certain torque specs when I put it together. I guess I will have to figure it out, since no one wants to help.
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Unread 03-19-2014, 12:52 PM   #6
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This sight won't let me download pics I think they are to big.
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Unread 03-19-2014, 02:32 PM   #7
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Unread 03-20-2014, 11:14 AM   #8
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Unread 03-22-2014, 07:59 AM   #9
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So I'm thinking my bolts that hold my HI-steer arms on are tack welded at the bottom.
Is this possible?
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Unread 03-23-2014, 09:09 AM   #10
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Do you have the axle shaft out ?? Can you see if they all the way through?? If not then no there is no way they can be welded
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Unread 03-23-2014, 11:58 AM   #11
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Friday night we tried to get the 2 broken bolt out .We heated the knuckle and use a high quality extractor. We could put a least 50 lbs of torque on each of them but they would not budge. Later Mike found that Dynatrack may have welded the end of the bolts to the knuckle inside the threaded hole. He has not removed the spindle and axle yet. When these and the knuckle are off he can look into the bolt holes from the back and see if they are truely welded or not. This is the only reason I can find that would cause them to be stuck like this. Ive been removing broken bolts for 20+ years and these should have been easy once heated.
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K5 where are you at in Algonquion? Im near the big lake off Hill top.
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Unread 03-23-2014, 12:07 PM   #12
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I am on the other side of the river from you. If they welded the bolts that would be bad cause even if you get them busted free the part that was welded will tear the treads out of the knuckle then it will be junk. If he gets the axle out then he will see if they drilled all the way through or just drilled and used a bottoming tap. Mix up some acetone and auto trans fluid. It is the best penetration oil way better than any off the shelf stuff. Another trick I have learned is to heat up the stuck bolt and area around it then add 90 wt to it the heat will suck the oil in. Let it cool all the way then try it. Becareful heating the knuckle though cause if it is cast it can break when cooling if done to rapidly.
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Unread 03-23-2014, 12:09 PM   #13
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Also if you have access to a welder sometimes you can weld a larger nut to the busted bolt and remove it that way.
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Unread 03-23-2014, 01:12 PM   #14
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Mike is going to remove the knuckle then see whats next. Once its off he can look into the bolt holes. If they are welded a Dremel tool could be used to grind the welds out. Then a thread chaser to clean the holes out.

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Unread 03-23-2014, 04:58 PM   #15
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Ok first off thanks ron for all the help.
I know it's agravating not being able to get them out. But it makes me feel that it wasn't just me not knowing what I was doing. I got the hub off but I had to go to the parts store to get the axle nut socket tool. My plans are to finish removing the knuckle this week if I have time. And if they still won't come out my buddy said he could fix it at his machine shop if there is room for a thicker bolt.
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