North American Turbocoupe Organization

Steering rack bolt
Not B Anymore Offline
I am TRYING to get this steering rack removed, but the left bolt that attaches it to the car appears to be permanently fused to the tube thing where it runs through the cross member. I've already heated it hotter than the burnin' fires of hell, and it did finally get the bolt to turn, but the whole tube is turning with it. I've also beat the living daylights out of it with a BFH. So I'm stuck until I can get the darn thing out. I could just cut it, but I'd like to avoid that if at all possible. Anyone had this problem and a subsequent resolution to the problem???
Brian Leavitt
'86 TC 5-Speed -- MS2x w/COP | 83 lb. injectors | T3/T4 50 Trim Stage 3 .63AR | Full 3" Exhaust - No Cat | Motorsport FMIC | Ranger Roller | Ported E6 | Walbro 255HP | Kirban | 20psi | 120-amp 3G | 8.8" 3.55 rear | '03 Cobra Wheels

Tbird-fanatic Offline
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I had that problem with my driver side tube. In the end I ended up getting the tube to come out with the bolt, and dealt with it outside of the car. For the life of me though I cant remember exactly how it went though. I do know I was sweating like a stuck pig by the time I was done.
1988 Tbird TC - in pieces - barn find - mods beginning while restoring
2000 F250SD XLT CCSB 7.3 Powerstoke - Daily Driver - AFE intake, Swamps tunes, straight piped

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