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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-04-2019, 12:40 AM Thread Starter
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Aerokroil and heat. Work it back and forth and it will gradually loosen up enough to come off.


I drilled a hole in the last one I had off, added a grease zerk to the foot pedal.
Wow I want to do that now before even getting it off.

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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-04-2019, 01:09 PM
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LOL. You need a #3 drill bit, a 1/4x28 tap, and a zerk.


Don't think you'll be able to drill/tap it until you get it off.

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Drilling it in place will probably make it harder to remove.
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post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-06-2019, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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To everyone, I'm 3 hours in. Rented a $60 puller from oreillys but it had 3 claws and couldn't them all to grab it never could put any pressure on it. Used a whole propane bottle and got it smoking hot. It would dry out the pb blaster and never could get it to slide any off the bolt. Used a 30 inch pry bar and a claw hammer. It just says no. I know I can just use the hand brake but was wanting to get this rancher as good as possible.
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You might have to use an acetylene torch and get it glowing red hot, try to heat the lever without directly heating the shaft. Or worst case, cut it off and buy another foot pedal.


Here's how I do it most of the time. Soak with PB, let it sit. Heat it up with propane, soak with PB, let it sit. Adding PB while hot, helps the oil wick into the shaft, keep adding PB until it doesn't smoke, let it sit. Heat it up again, repeat the process.


I would also give the shaft some hits while holding out on the lever. Use a block of wood between the hammer and shaft, to protect the shaft.
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I agree, if heat and tapping on it with prying at same time doesn't get it off
then cutting it off and getting a new brake lever might be the way to go!
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Can you work it up and down? Hit it with a hammer, knocking it up and down. Once you get it working up and down you can pull on it while moving it up and down, and it will usually work its way off.
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Can you work it up and down? Hit it with a hammer, knocking it up and down. Once you get it working up and down you can pull on it while moving it up and down, and it will usually work its way off.

What ^he^ said. That's strange, I had one that was almost completely frozen up and by working it up and down, gradually got more movement and able to pry it off after a while.

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