The "knuckle" can't be removed from the LCA unless you actually remove the old outer sleeves. Which you don't need to do, unless they are damaged. Which can happen; one of mine had worked loose from the LCA and actually rotated enough to wear out the outer part of the sleeve and the inner hole in the LCA. I had a NOS rubber bushing, which I "burned" the rubber out of (Uckk!) and used the outer sleeve. I also chose to braze all the outer sleeves in place in the LCA's, to prevent it from happening again.bozkm said:Thanks. I got the rubber burned out, and now see how the sleeves go over the "knuckle"...I noticed that I can't get the knuckle out of the LCA, is this normal? and the inner sleeve is seized on the knuckle. I have it soaking now, any tricks to get this off. I was thinking a chisel, but if I can't remove the knuckle from the control arm, I have to watch so I don't bend it.
Are folks skipping this step ?Now I am at the point in the FSM where you install the steering knuckles.
Under Installation Gt it says in Nos 1 " Always replace paper gasket when installing dust shield on steering knuckle" Question, how thick is the paper gasket, and is it really needed? I have some thin paper gasket material (about paper thin) Will this work if needed? Thanks, Jarrell
Thanks, I will visit the auto parts store today.To date I have never replaced this gasket as most if not all of the grease 'should' be stopped by the hub bearing grease seal. However, it is not a bad idea. Used standard gasket meterial as only those specialty papers have the correct anti-wicking compounds to stop grease and water.