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
It never hurts to have the right tools.... a quality puller would be ideal.
Spray the thing with penatrating fluid. Tighten the puller, smack arm with hammer, tighten more, smack again..... repeat until arm comes off in a violent manner.
Some heat from a torch would hurt either. Again, I would look at renting a quality puller rather than the cheapie $20 jobs you find at the local auto parts supplier. Your basic rental place will often rent automotive tools so check them out....they usually have better stuff.
Being an ASE certified steering and suspension tech., I would warn you, IF you plan on using the same pitman arm again, DO NOT USE HEAT. A torch will take the temper from the steel, making it weaker, and one place you definately cannot compromise is in steering!! A quality puller run with an impact is the best way to go.....Mark
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Mine did the same thing, I tried the puller, heat, oils, hammer, and every combination thereof. Finally I used the cutoff saw, and yes, it sounded like a grenade when it let go, I was expecting it and it still scared the hell out of me. I had to put a drop pitman arm on, so I didn't need to keep it. I even snapped a puller, it was a good one, luckily it was lifetime guaranteed.
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