I am replacing my steering box, but I cannot separate the steering column shaft from the input shaft on the box... I loosened the retaining bolt, but cannot get the collar to spread apart from the splined input shaft. I tried blunt force with a hammer and then heating with a plumbers torch (map gas), but to no avail... any secrets, hints, or specials tools? GREATLY appreciated!!!
replace steering box on 2001 GMC Savana 3500
by siteqwester in Bath, ME on June 04, 2010