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post #1 of 11 Old 01-27-2009, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
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pitman arm wont come off...suggestions?

just got my lift and everything is off to replace with all the drop stuff for the lift...then i ran into the pitman arm. i have two gear pullers(wont get it off) then i went to the store to get a pitman arm puller and the thing was too small. no one has one big enough and i need it done today because my truck is half way in the garage and were supposed to get 12" of snow tomorrow and im stuck right where i am. i really need suggestions on getting the damn thing off!!

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just got my lift and everything is off to replace with all the drop stuff for the lift...then i ran into the pitman arm. i have two gear pullers(wont get it off) then i went to the store to get a pitman arm puller and the thing was too small. no one has one big enough and i need it done today because my truck is half way in the garage and were supposed to get 12" of snow tomorrow and im stuck right where i am. i really need suggestions on getting the damn thing off!!
i bought a multi puller set from Harbor Freight, but I also had to use a blow torch and heat the outer part of the Pitman arm to expand it, that helped alot.

or, if u don't need to keep orig pitman arm, just use a cutting wheel and cut it off

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I used a grinder to exspand the jaws of the pittman puller i got from napa. A littl WD 40 and it came right off.

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use a pitman arm puller aap will do it for free

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Mine broke two pullers before I wound up just cutting it off with a cutoff wheel!

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I don't even try getting those phuking things off anymore....Just cut it with a cuttoff wheel and be done with it...

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I used a grinder to exspand the jaws of the pittman puller i got from napa. A littl WD 40 and it came right off.
Ditto. I would also recommend getting it on there and torquing it as much as possible...it probably won't pop off at that point so hit it with some PB Blaster or WD40 and go eat lunch. You'll probably hear it when it finally decides to come off.


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got it off by putting a puller on it cutting into it a little but and smashing it with a 5lb sludge hammer and after trying that a few times it came off...probably didnt help that it was cold either.

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PB BLASTER DUDE TRUST ME!!! I stripped two pullers, cut it just about to the splines,torched it,cussed at it, wouldn't come off. sprayed some of that stuff and it literally fell off. I was pissed ha ha. The way to do it is to spray it crazy the night before. then it will fall right off.

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