Tricks to remove steering arm
I was working on tearing down my 85 axle. I got past the dreaded cone washers (mine weren't that bad and came out with a little persuasion. However I can't get it to seperate from the bearing. I got the bottom cap off and it slid out of the bearing fairly easy (a couple tries and it fell right out).
The top is just being a bitch. There's some play, just the amount for the bearing to float from the ball to the top of the knuckle, but that's it.
I tried taking a large punch up thru the bottom and smacking it, but didn't break it loose. It almost seems like I'm missing a snap ring or something (but didn't see that in any diagrams).
Any tricks? am I missing something obvious? I searched around and seems all the writeup's simply say "remove steering arm from knuckle".
I'm outside your window watching you read this.