Professional advice needed removing pitman arm
Group: alt.autos.4x4.chevy-trucks Date: Mon, Oct 27, 2003, 5:58pm
(CST+6) From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Dan)
I'm removing the pitman arm on a 1988 Chevy 1/2 ton, 4X4, 5.0 liter.
I've removed the rod side but I can't get it off the steering box. I
can't get a puller on it because the frame is right in the way. I
pounded and pounded on a pickle fork to no avail. Do I have to remove
the steering box? If so, it looks like I have to remove the fender too,
right? Is there any harm in using a pickle fork? I'm thinking of
tapering the pickle fork a bit to get more friction and leverage.
Thanks for your help!
You have to remove the 3 bolts that hold the gearbox to the frame.....By
doing this you will be able to lift it up enough to get the puller on
it...You probly didnt screw up your gear box..Just dont beat on it
anymore...Dont need to remove the fender....you can beat and beat and
beat but the thing wount come off with a fork...GOT TO HAVE A PULLER...