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And Taylor grinds the weld down until the linkage arm locator (the rectangular outline in this photo) is visible. Jim lets the metal cool a bit, and then he pulls the linkage arm off with a pair of pliers while keeping the shaft intact. Looking closer at the top of the shaft reveals some wear where the shaft rode on the original bushing. A small amount of wear is normal, but these scuffs are caused by a non-factory return spring that is too heavy.