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Old 07-07-2010, 02:08 PM   #1
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Pitman Arm Removal Help

Ok, I've tried this before, but I need some more help...

I can get the nut off of the pitman arm side that goes onto the drag link, but can't get that side of the pitman arm off of the drag link...

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How do I get the nut off that is at the end of the bolt on the steering box to get the pitman arm off?

I am having trouble with both of these, if you could help, it will be appreciated!!

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Old 07-07-2010, 02:19 PM   #2
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Yep the Pitman arm is usually a PITA to remove. Hopefully we can save you from needing to remove it, why are you trying to remove it? To install a dropped Pitman arm? If so, are you also installing a dropped upper trackbar mount?

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Old 07-07-2010, 02:25 PM   #3
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I'm actually going to a stock pitman arm, I don't know if you remember, probably cause your getting old, (jk) but I posted like 3 months ago or so and posted some pics that my steering wheel was wobbling very easy and you said that I have a drop pitman and needed to go to a stock.
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What, me getting old? Trust me bro, I am already there.

You may try some heat like from a torch on that pitman arm. And without heat, some have success with a robust (!) Pitman arm puller by cranking it down really tight, banging on the side of the Pitman arm, cranking the puller down some more, banging again on the Pitman arm, etc. until it finally pulls free. That last method has worked for me a few times.
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Lol, ok thanks! but how do I get the nut off? Just try some heat on that too?
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Oh heck I forgot about the nut. Use a long breaker bar on it or stick a piece of pipe onto the end of your 1/2" ratchet wrench for a bit more leverage. An impact wrench is of course best but...
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Go to the store and get a Pitman arm puller. Not the tierod/pitman arm puller, that one is too small but good to have for tierods. Heat it up and get a big ass hammer and tighten it, hit the shaft, tighten it, hit, repeat and it will fall off.
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Soak everything for a couple days with PB Blaster. Then use a breaker bar on the nut at the sector shaft. A pitman arm puller and a BFH should make the pitman arm come right off. Then you can hit the TRE at the other end with the BFH and pop it out of the pitman arm too. DO NOT HIT THE THREADED END OF THE TRE, even with the nut on it to protect it! You will ruin te threads and then you will need to replace the TRE too.
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Old 07-07-2010, 05:24 PM   #9
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Thanks guys!
I got the pitman off of drag link, but I'm still having trouble with the nut... I don't have the right size socket, so I'm going to the store and getting one, anyone know the right size? I know it's above 1 1/4"

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33mm or 1 5/16".
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Ok, I got the socket, but the thing STILL won't come off! I've tried impact wrench, I sprayed almost a whole bottle of PB on it, I've heated it a couple of times too, hit it with a hammer... It won't budge..
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Old 07-08-2010, 03:29 PM   #12
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Finally got em switched out. For the nut to get the pitman arm off, I had to go to the USA Tire up the road and ask them to get it off... They said they had to get about a 5 foot breaker bar to get that nut loose.. I'm glad because they did it for free...

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I don't have anymore wobble in my steering wheel, it works great!
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Damn man. Atleast they did it for freefifty though! Glad it worked out. I had to get a 3/4" drive T-bar from tractor supply to get mine off
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Yeah, I used a 3/4" to 1/2" adapter before to put the socket on my breaker bar.. Probably didn't help since it made it longer.

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