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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-25-2018, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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I have been having problems getting my steering shaft out of my cobalt. I got the bolts out I tried prying on the gaps to open the clamped areas and tried banging the shaft with a hammer to get it out but no matter what i do its still stuck on the car any help is awesome and thanks
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thanks I will keep prying and see what happens I was feeling like I was doing something wrong when it wouldnt come
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have you tried penetrating oil...spray it and let it soak overnight...
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You're trying to get the intermediate shaft off the pinion? If so, two things I've found

- disconnect the I-shaft from the steering wheel. (Tie down the steering wheel first.) This lets the I-shaft rotate on the u-joint. Otherwise, the u-joint collar gets cocked on the pinion shaft, making it hard to get off.

- I split a short piece of 3/4" pipe lengthwise, and clamped the 2 halves around the pinion shaft. Hammering/tapping on this keeps the force on the u-joint collar aligned with the shaft, so (again) the collar doesn't get cocked.

(If you're talking about something else, apologies for the intrusion.)
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I got to a point were I couldnt have no car for all week so I cut the steering shaft in half I have getting the half off from the interior where the other half is stuck on the pinion I have soaked it in pb blaster many times I couldnt get the bolt out until the first shot of pb but after 3 days of hammering Im really lost cant get it off
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