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Old 04-22-2012, 07:59 PM   #7
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Drives: 2010 2SS/RS M6 Black on Black
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Northern IL
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Here is what I ended up using to get them loose.......

I have a great appreciation of the air chisel. It has bailed me out many a time.

There is just too much room for just the pickle fork alone to work, so I ended up cutting a couple of 1" flat washers to use as shims. They didn't seem to cut the boot, as the pickle fork by itself did.

The design of the spindle doesn't allow any other kind of puller to be used, and I too started to damage the end of the stud from pounding on it.

I have never seen studs as hard to remove as these were.

Now if someone could figure out a simple method to press all of the bushings out, instead of chewing them out with a holesaw. I couldn't get a 20 T press to move them. I finally got the rubber out of the way, and split the metal rings with a sawzall. Once you get the blade "unstuck," they will drive right out with the trusty air chisel.

'71 Z/28 RS Mulsanne Blue w/Black stripes,

2002 SS M6 Pewter w/ stripes Daily driver

2010 2SS/RS M6 Black on Black

2013 K2500 Duramax CC Black on Black
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