I picked up a complete seal kit and pulled my steering box (Atwest) to rebuild it... I've got the manual with all the directions and I can't get past step one.
I cannot even get the drop arm off this thing. I've got it soaking in penetrating oil right now, but it doesn't look corroded (in fact the box doesn't even look that old). I will admit that I am just trying to use a standard 2-jaw gear/pully puller. From what I can see once the nut and washer are off, there is nothing holding the drop arm on except for friction. Am I missing something? Is it that this puller simply isn't sufficient? Anyone have any tricks for this?
Step two doesn't appear as though it's going to be any easier. There is a lock ring that I'm supposed to spin/rotate until the end is about .5" away from a hole that is drilled through the housing. Once in position, I can use a punch to push the lock ring out enough that I can get a screwdriver behind it and pry it out. I can't get the ring to budge though (in order to spin it into position). Tried penetrating oil and It's soaking right now as well, but it isn't corroded either. Any tips/tricks/hints?