having the same problem is there any tool to get the old one of
> just wanted to know if theres an easy way to put in the new
> arm....its jamming in the relay arm and the powersteering
> really want to hammer real hard ,for fear of messing up the
> anyone could help me with this l'd be very gratfully'
> thank you
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I guess a pitman arm puller is the best haven't used one yet. on my
dually 1ton 80 I removed the steering box and put one of those bearing
clamps(the rap aroung the bottom of the pitman arm to give a place to
support the arm while using the press) around it and put it in my
homemade 12 ton hydraulic press there was a big bang and it was off.
Only went on one way IIRC.
The 1988 up C/K GM trucks are a pain in the rear to do a pitman arm on.
The hardest part is the nut retaining the arm. Even our highest torque
1/2 drive impact couldn't budge one that was fight us. Ended up one guy
holding the socket and breaker bar in place, 2 of us pushing on a 5 foot
jack handle over the breaker bar. Ended up breaking a snap on breaker
bar, and bending a proto breaker bar. The snap on lasted threw the
initial 1/2 turn.
We had even heated it with a torch first.
Once the nut was off a good pitman arm puller and a 1/2 drive long
handle ratchet took care of the arm. You may have to put forth a high
amount of torque on a puller to get the arm to start moving. Do not use
a low quality puller!
If you have access to a air compressor that will supply roughly 120 to
150 P.S.I., and can rent or barrow a high torque 3/4 drive or 1 inch
drive impact, you should.
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