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post #21 of 60 (permalink) Old 11-20-2007, 01:06 PM
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Found this in another thread:



...sums it up pretty much.

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I broke several cheap pullers. I finaly borrowed a snap-on puller and added some heat and it came right off.
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I had a lot of problems with things not coming lose when putting on my lift, but the pitman arm (thankfully) came off quite easy. Several days of PB Blaster and a cheap puller from AZ.
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I made my own puller after wrecking the cheapo a friend loaned me. He now has a Cracker made custom p/a puller.
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yup, everytime gotta use snap-on puller & a torch.
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hit it with enough kroil and it'll fall of on it's own

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I was replacing the stock pitman arm with a dropped pitman arm (4" lift). I cut the edge of the pitman arm almost to the shaft and it popped off the shaft easy after that. It hurt when the pitman arm and the puller fell on my ankle though. Damn it hurt.
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I couldn't get mine off, either. So, I just called Chuck Norris, and he came over and pulled it off with his teeth.
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yeh last weekend did the same thing as u heat , puller removed from the truck , lube and i finally used two caol chisals between the box and the arm . pain in the you know what!
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I had to cut mine.

I tried pullers, hammers, heat, break-free... Only my trusty cutting wheel did the job along with my 25 gallon air compressor running constanly for about an hour.
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Pardon my ignorance, but I have to take off the pitman arm on my 95. What is PB Blaster ?

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It's a penetrating oil, sold in a can with writing all over it and a yellow top. You can get it at most auto-parts stores.

Kroil is another kind of penetrating oil. Much more expensive, but I think it works better, too.

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I now fear the pitman arm....

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I now fear the pitman arm....
And with good reason. It was the worst part about doing the SAS we did on my 1990. I actually ended up breaking my finger when it finally gave loose in one of the several rounds of installing and removing the pitman arm.

It sucks to get off, but there are a few tricks that do work. Soak it in PBlaster for a few days before you're going to remove it. Use a torch to heat it up. A BFH works well too...
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yeah the pitman arm is a dirty whore...
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puller+impact+sledgehammer and it popped right off.

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puller+impact+sledgehammer and it popped right off.
i used the same technique except we had the puller on there putting pressure on it for about an hour and a half then my roomate hit it with a hammer one last time out of frustration and BANG...popped right off
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What size is the nut that holds the pitman arm onto the gearbox?
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