How do you get the %$#!@ steering box out! Do you have to pull the engine? Pin in spine won't allow box to come out.

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Asked by Nov 03, 2007 at 08:05 PM about the 1961 Ford Thunderbird

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

See above.  Do you pound out the pin while the box is in the car or what??

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You need a shop manual. Reproduction factory shop manuals are available from most of the T-Bird repro parts suppliers. Grandpa had a '61 and I must say, it was one of the most illogical cars I have ever worked on. I wish you luck. You may have to lift the engine slightly or do something else completely irrational.

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Have a shop manual. "Remove power steering lines and bolts. Remove steering box". No mention of the pin that prevents the box from releasing from the shaft.

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