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Old 01-14-2006, 08:35 PM
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1956 Chevy Centerlink Removal

I am in the process of doing a frame off rebuild of a 56 Chevy two door sedan (post). I am ready to lift the body off the frame and for the life of me I cannot separate the centerlink from the pitman arm on the steering box. I removed the cotter pin, outer plug, the next piece with the heavy spring and I cannot get the next piece out which I believe is one half of the socket for the pitman arm ball, it moved to about 3/4" from the end of the centerlink but that is as far as I can get it. The pitman arm ball will move back and forth quite a bit in the centerlink but I cannot pull it out. I do not want to damage either component so if someone has experience and can shed some light for me I'd really appreciate it.

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1956 Chevy Center link removal.

Just a thought, check to see if the bearing cup didn't spin around on you when you were trying to move it. It has a slot at the bottom of both cup so you can slide the center link in and out of the drag link. The Drag link has a shaft alongs it's bottom that opens up on one end to slide the center link in and out and between the bearing cups before you screw on the end cap and put pressure to the heavy spring.

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PS. give me your e-mail address and I'll send photos of the centerlink disassembled

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1956 chevy centerlink removal

See attached pages they will help for sure

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