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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-21-1999, 04:44 PM
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HOW DO I GET THAT PITMAN ARM OFF!!! lol...

Ok, I have hammered it, WD-40'd it, used a pitman arm puller, HELP!!! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/mad.gif[/img] [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/mad.gif[/img]

Thanks for any help,
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Re: HOW DO I GET THAT PITMAN ARM OFF!!! lol...

<font color=blue>Peter, do like I did, get lazy and take it to your shop... it was $18.00.... seemed worth the money over the hassle.

Since you're doing the install, watch out for the track arm relocation brackets. They tend to break under extreme articulation. I had mine welded on.

Grub for the brain (or food for thought... rasta style, man!)

Good luck!

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When you take it to the shop they are probably going to use the air version of the pitman arm fork.

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Re: HOW DO I GET THAT PITMAN ARM OFF!!! lol...

I needed to replace mine with a drop pitman and I think I pulled every muscle in my back trying to remove the original .... I finally got smart and took mine to a shop.... $10.

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Did you use the $15 one or the$150 one?
The $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$one works.
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Re: HOW DO I GET THAT PITMAN ARM OFF!!! lol...

Hey thanks guys, see it's already taken apart and in the garage, lol... I am doing the lift for my senior project in High school, and wasn't expecting it to be on there so tight, lol...

Thanks again, I'll try and get it off...
Peter Lombardi

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Put it back on and drive it locally... or rent an impact wrench... (air or plug in...) from your local Pep boys...

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Peter, tighten the puller as tight as you can, then hit the end of the puller bolt with a big hammer. If that doesen't work, have someone hold somthing heavy, like a sledge hammer, against one side and hit the other side with the big hammer. Good luck

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Torch It!!! torch a line towards the splined shaft then heat the arm up and use the puller. It worked for me. Cost nothing!

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Apply pressure with the pitman arm puller and then apply heat from a torch but watch out--when mine came loose it popped off like it was shot out of a gun. LOL

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