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Swapping a 4wd pitman shaft for a 2wd

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by K5thatShmobs, Mar 26, 2003.

  1. K5thatShmobs

    K5thatShmobs 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone whos done this, how much work is involved? Looking at the image below, am I going to have to mess with any of the parts that are below the pitman shaft (numbers 25,28,27,26,29,30,31,and 32)? Or can I just unbolt the top part (number 46) and slide the shaft up and out? Whats the deal?

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  2. 82TOYLB

    82TOYLB Registered Member

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    That depends on how dirty your old sector shaft is when you pull it out (#44), or how old and leaky your seals already are. I chose to replace the seals on the bottom of 44 and on the top plate when I did it. It is not hard at all, Napa sells the partial seal kit just for this for ~$12. Yes, you can just unbolt the top plate and pull the shaft out, just make sure the wheels are straight when you start. A slight tap is all it should take to unseat it. PS fluid will go everywhere. Have Fun.
     

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