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Old 03-10-2004, 01:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Trying to remove my pitman form the ctrl valve but I can't loosen the nut. The shaft is spinning. The last time I removed the pitman arm this did not happen. I turned the steering wheel lock to lock hoping it would get in enough of a bind to allow me to break the nut, but no go. Any suggestions? I'd like to get my FR box from the group purchase installed.
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Old 03-10-2004, 01:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Use a C-clamp or a friend and a big pair of channel-locks to compress the assembly, then hit it with an impact gun....
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Old 03-10-2004, 02:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Interesting...something that can go wrong that DIDN'T go wrong when I installed mine. I didn't run into trouble until I tried to pull the pitman arm off the steering box. I broke by pitman arm puller trying to get it off. I never did get it off. I ended up ordering a new pitman arm from NPD.

So...ya got that to look forward to!

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Old 03-10-2004, 02:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Are you using an impact wrench?
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you should try the pullers that snap on sells expensive but nice quality
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Old 03-10-2004, 03:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I too busted the AutoZone (rented) Pitman arm puller and nearly knocked myself out in the process.
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Old 03-10-2004, 09:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
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No. The last time I removed it was to replace my control valve and it came of w/out a hitch. I'll try my impact wrench but I don't see how that will make a difference.
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Old 03-11-2004, 08:28 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I also trashed a Pitman arm removal tool trying to get my Pitman arm off. I finally got the arm off by putting a Pitman arm puller on it and putting tension on the arm. Then I got a Pitman arm pickle fork (wider jaws than a ball joint pickle fork) and drove the pickle fork between the Pitman arm and steering box. Between the two the arm finally came off.
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