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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone know if I will damage the steering box if I grab the pitman arm and run it lock to lock?
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post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 06:22 PM
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You won't damage the box, it is designed to turn under a lot of pressure and torque. (Feedback from the tires!) Just get a piece of leather or heavy fabric and put a pair of vise grips on the top shaft with the leather/fabric between the shaft and the vise grips. You won't need to put hardly any pressure on the shaft, it should rotate very easily.

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theres also a line on the end of the shaft at the steering wheel end and when its straight up the box is centered.
Mine was not,90* off.

OP put an 11/16 12 point socket on the input shaft spline and then turn the shaft with a ratchet.
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Thanks for the suggestions - going to get to it this weekend.
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You won't damage the box, it is designed to turn under a lot of pressure and torque. (Feedback from the tires!) Just get a piece of leather or heavy fabric and put a pair of vise grips on the top shaft with the leather/fabric between the shaft and the vise grips. You won't need to put hardly any pressure on the shaft, it should rotate very easily.
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