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pitman arm help

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by lunchbox, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. lunchbox

    lunchbox 1/2 ton status

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    im trying to remove the pitman arm on my 87 and ive noticed that their are these inverted covers around the three bolts and their inside the pitman arm (i suck at describing stuff) abyways how in the heck do i get this crap off?
     
  2. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    First off, what you are describing is your steering arm and not your pitman arm. The pitman arm attaches to the steering box sector shaft. Anyhow, remove the nuts, spray the studs with a penetrating oil of some kind, then get a BFH and hit downward on the steering arm and also on the side of it but NO NOT hit upward as those "inverted covers" are actually cone washers and hitting upward will make it even tighter. With the proper technique you should have that steering arm off in about 2 minutes.
     
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  3. cbbr

    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Get some Kroil. Spray it well. Wait 20 mins. Bash the hell out of it with a BFH. Rinse and Repeat.
     
  4. lunchbox

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    liquid wrench and a bfh did the trick, thanks guys.
     

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