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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-22-2002, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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man what is it with me and the little things its always the little things....oh my problem is on my drag link at the top where it connects to the pitman arm I removed the cotter pin and bolt and it feels stuck like it just wont budge does it come out right there? how do you take it out from there?
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Re: need help removin drag link

Go down to the parts store and get a pickle fork for $8, worth every penny.
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heard about those and will make a note of it but this will come out tho right? it was kind of difficult on the axle side as well but with time it came off.
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Re: need help removin drag link

Don't use a pickle fork if you plan to reuse the part. Usually will destroy the part.

You should be able to give the pitman arm a good smacking with a BFH. Hit it on the side of small end near the draglink tapered stud. It will fall out!
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The fork will damage the rubberseal but I have never damaged anything else.If you do use the hammer,put a nut on the stud or you will damage the threads.Good Luck,RR
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I never hit the actual bolt in these situations so I wont mess up the threads but I banged the drag part right beside it and hard to its like wedged in there so it will definitely take some work all I need are the ends off it so I will prolly end up standin on it lol
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Usualy liek he said, smack the end of the drag link and it will fall off in one or 2 smacks. NOT down like your hitting it off, hit it on the end like your pushing the tires
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Don't hit the draglink itself....hit the pitman arm!
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Hey Stud........Just remove the pitman arm and you won't risk damaging anything. They're a pain to get off but it can be done with a good puller and impact wrench.
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Re: need help removin drag link

LARGE hammer on one side of PITMAN ARM being help FIRMLY against it. (in line with stud)
Second HAMMER on opposite side being swung with VIGOR and PRECISION at the PITMAN ARM.

Good hits and usually 3 times falls right out.

Word of caution...WEAR GLOVES if your AIM SUCKS.

Good luck and may the force be with you!!
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