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Pittman Arm

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mbosmer, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. mbosmer

    mbosmer Registered Member

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    I put a 4 in sus lift on my k5 today but im having trouble getting off the pittman arm. Any suggestions.

    1987 K5 Jimmy.

    Thanks
    Mike
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Just to clarify so we are on the same page, are you trying to remove the arm off the front axle knuckle or off the steering gear box?

    The arm on the steeering box is the pitman arm. The arm on the steering knuckle is the steering arm.
     
  4. mbosmer

    mbosmer Registered Member

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    off the front axle nuckle
     
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    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    yep - hit it with a really freaking huge hammer. i used the back of an axe and got a pretty good 3 swings in. it's helpful to have a set of cone pliers on hand. :) on my rig, one of the cone washers required using the pliers to spin it all the way up the stud, which was irritating. can't imagine not having a set of pliers for that task, as they are hard to grasp, esp. when greasy
     
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    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    BFH, PB Blaster, BFH, screwdriver to pop out cones... oh, did I mention BFH?
     
  8. Brians89K5

    Brians89K5 1/2 ton status

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    I used my 4 pound hammer and beat the shi* out of it. She popped right off after I screamed at it a couple of times. :D Exactally what Johnny Chimpo said, a BFH! lol

    ~Brian
     
  9. mbosmer

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    So do I need to take the spacers out first or after
     

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