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I am trying to install my new Borgeson steering shaft, and I am having difficulty removing the old one. I have already driven out the plastic pin, but it won't let go. I can't get the metal thing that went around the plastic pin to budge, even with PB. Am I missing something?
 

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Nope, not missing anything, you just gotta drive that roll pin out of there. One pointer, use a punch that is about the same diameter as the roll pin. If you use a punch that comes to a point and you start driving that in the "hole" in the roll pin, you'll just start expanding the roll pin making it harder to remove.
 

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I still can't get it to budge. I have a BFH and several punches, but none are cutting the mustard. I have liberally soaked it with PB too, all to no avail. The how to says to drive the pin from the large hole side, out the small hole side.
 

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Here's a quick pointer I found out a long time ago. The roll pin should only go in one way. It has a piece that it seats up against and doesn't allow it to go further through. Try hitting on it from the other side.
 

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Allright, after beating it and getting even madder, it finally came out. Thanks for the tips guys!
 

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Yep, primered and painted :)
 

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Mine was a b*tch to get out. I didn't put the punch in the center either.
I finally got it out by beating the living crap out of it after soaking it in PB blaster. I used a 1/4" extension to get it started, because that was the only thing that would span the gap to put pressure on more than one side. Once it was almost out, I used a regular punch. That sucker was rusted in really well.
I can't believe how crappy the stock unit was. I had tons of play, and could shake it about 1/2" up and down, and about an inch in and out.
 
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