'01 DBL cab 3.4L 4x4 w/ OME 3" lift
I was changing out my passenger sided LBJ and one of the 4 14mm bolts had seized in the steering knuckle and broke the head off.
While the spindle assembly is still connected to the UCA,
I heated the remaining bolt sticking out 5x dousing with PB blaster each time, then tried vice grips, didn't budge. I welded an over sized nut onto the remaining bolt, doused with PB blaster and tried to remove it, the bolt broke a 2nd time.
Now should I:
1) buy an OEM steering knuckle ($100-200 unless someone on TW has a used part to sell - Please PM me ASAP, my zip is 63501)
2) have a shop in town try to remove the stud (as i'm really tired of fooling with it! ) ($200-400)
3) go with an aftermarket steering knuckle ($$$$$ )
This is my DD so any input is appreciated!