F-You Pitman Arm - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 09-21-2012, 05:14 PM   #1
▄▌ee▐▀

WF Supporting Member
 
Hardermods's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Kansas
Posts: 1,314
F-You Pitman Arm

Any ideas as to why my 185ft lb pitman arm nut would randomly come loose? I noticed it was loose, like hand tight, a year ago torqued an been fine ever since.

Was under my Jeep 2 weeks ago and noticed it was loose so I re-tightened it, was just laying under the Jeep today and look, sure enough its loose again.

Any suggestions?

Hardermods is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-21-2012, 05:42 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
gmabry75's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 85
Someone trying to collect life insurance? Have you tried applying loctite and retorque.

gmabry75 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-21-2012, 05:49 PM   #3
▄▌ee▐▀

WF Supporting Member
 
Hardermods's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Kansas
Posts: 1,314
Quote:
Originally Posted by gmabry75 View Post
Someone trying to collect life insurance? Have you tried applying loctite and retorque.
Ha they shouldnt collect yet, only been with the highway patrol for 8 months, life insurance isnt built up yet.

I just changed out the lock washer thats on there then added loctite. I'll drive around an check it again in a day or so
Hardermods is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-21-2012, 05:50 PM   #4
Knows a couple things...

WF Supporting Member
 
Jerry Bransford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Escondido, Calif.
Posts: 31,859
Images: 2
Locktite.
__________________
Remember that having a different opinion doesn't also require one to be a jerk when expressing it.

When you have a choice, buy American.

Jerry Bransford is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-21-2012, 06:20 PM   #5
Newb
 
Przyby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 11
I am in the fastener industry. Please use Loctite as it has been proven that lock washers have no real benefit. There are a few types that work but they are not very common. I will try to find the study on this (it was done by NASA).
Przyby is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-21-2012, 10:33 PM   #6
Sponsoring Vendor

WF Supporting Member
 
Black Magic Brakes's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,862
Quote:
Originally Posted by Przyby View Post
I am in the fastener industry. Please use Loctite as it has been proven that lock washers have no real benefit. There are a few types that work but they are not very common. I will try to find the study on this (it was done by NASA).
You don't have to convince me. I don't design anything with lockwashers and I despise them with a passion. The only thing I've ever seen them do is tear up faying surfaces and get destroyed on removal.
__________________
I am Savvy, I am the brake Wizard.
http://blackmagicbrakes.com
Black Magic Brakes is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-21-2012, 11:00 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
Wheel2Work's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Southern Oregon
Posts: 874
You'd have to contact them with the size nut you need, but try here:
Stage 8 Spindle Nut System Fasteners | Locking Fasteners
__________________
2000 4.0l Sport, Auto, some mods done - planning more
Wheel2Work is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-22-2012, 01:24 AM   #8
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 138
There's a lock washer? Pretty sure there isn't one on mine. Its a flared shaft, so perhaps with the lockwasher it isn't snugging up properly.

Maybe I'm wrong and there is a lockwasher, but I'm pretty sure there isn't, and mine was hell to get off.
c_goodnow is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-22-2012, 06:46 AM   #9
Newb
 
Przyby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 11
Here is the article.

http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/ca...1990009424.pdf

The most functioning lock washer is the nord-lock but they are hard to find.
Przyby is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-22-2012, 08:24 AM   #10
Sponsoring Vendor

WF Supporting Member
 
Black Magic Brakes's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,862
Quote:
Originally Posted by c_goodnow View Post
There's a lock washer? Pretty sure there isn't one on mine. Its a flared shaft, so perhaps with the lockwasher it isn't snugging up properly.

Maybe I'm wrong and there is a lockwasher, but I'm pretty sure there isn't, and mine was hell to get off.
I use the lock washer on pitman arms as a spacer to stop the possibility of the nut bottoming out on the shoulder at the base of the threads where the splines stop.

I would be just as comfortable with a machined spacer and loctite or an upset locknut.

I've not seen a stock pitman on a stock steering gear without a lockwasher done that way on purpose.

Do you have a drop pitman arm?

__________________
I am Savvy, I am the brake Wizard.
http://blackmagicbrakes.com
Black Magic Brakes is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:15 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC