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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-11-2002, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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Frame change first hurdle

Past the first concern. That Pitman arm came off the steering box easier than my possible fears. The shop part of the parts store that belonged to the deceased friend of mine is being operated by one of his ex-employees. He had the Snap-On puller, just charged me a $100 deposit to borrow it. I tried to get it off at his shop but didn't have room to swing my little sledge. He had to meet a guy so he was closing the place for an hour so I brought it home and got the floor jack under it.

Turned the bolt as tight as I could get it, hit it on the end with the little sledge, turned the bolt another half turn, hit it on the end and side with the little sledge. Turned the bolt until the arm was free. If the main eye spring bushings come out this easy, I could be home free.
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Re: Frame change first hurdle

You better knock on wood right now.

That is great that it came out that easy. My build up on my commando i am making an effort to go slow and easy and not get frustrated when i get stuck on something. That is my usual M.O. I can get mighty ticked off at my jeeps. I guess that is jsut the way it goes.

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Yep, it's usually the things you think will be hard that go easy, then something that should be real easy throws you for a loop. "It's a Jeep Thing"
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Re: Frame change first hurdle

I didn't really think it would be difficult. I started soaking it 2-3 times a day with PB Blaster the first few days and then once a day for another week. I removed the nut a couple weeks ago to make sure I could get it off and the bottom of the spline was wet with the PB Blaster, soaked all the way through. I was pretty sure it was going to come right off.
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