Lift Kit problems - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 Old 07-16-2010, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Lift Kit problems

im having some problems with my lift kit....its a rough country 4 inch goin on my 96 f-250...the problems im having is i cant get the front springs lined up with the shackles...and i cannot get the pitman arm off...ive tried a puller and a torch and a sledge hammer and nothing will get it off...an help would be great cause i gotta get this thing done today
Wickedgmaecustomz is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 07-16-2010, 12:13 PM
Member
 
BIGBLUE13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 76
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
well the only suggestion i have is to soak it with rust penatrant and then heat it up until its red hot and glowing. then hit it with the puller if that doesnt work youre looking at having to get a new gear box and a pitman arm plus an alignment and hopefully if oyu have to go that far with it you wont have any other issuses on the alignment rack

GOT SCREWED ON AFTER 2 WEEKS OF HAVING THE TRUCK AND SWITCHING EVERYTHING OVER :
2002 ford f350 srw crew cab long bed 4x4
4 in magnaflow exhaust to 5 in tip
afe stage 1 intake
50% tint in front
30% in rear
many mods to come
BIGBLUE13 is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 07-16-2010, 12:16 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
powerhoghp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Hedgesville, WV
Posts: 1,256
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Tried an air chisel?
powerhoghp is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 07-16-2010, 02:03 PM
Premium Member
 
ryandamo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 1,205
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
i had the same problem as you with the springs, you have to put the back bolt in first then take a small jack and put it in the center of the spring without the axle there and jack it until it stretches into the shackle. If i ever had to do it again, id spend an extra 200 bucks on a better lift kit, wasnt to impressed by the rough country although it was cheap.

The pitman arm will come off, with a combination of soaking it, very moderate torching and the puller will make it slide off, but it will be a pita. mine was rusted on solid. be careful not to cook the seals in the gear box when using the torch tho


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2016 F450 6.7L XLT 4x4Dump, bone stock
1994 F250 7.3L XLT 4x4 ZF5 , Centurion, 4" Lift, 6637, Gulf Coast Bypass Filter, Big fuel tanks, dana 60 swap, No longer dually
1997 F350 7.3L XLT 4x4Dump, E4OD, 4 in exhaust, TS 6 position, 3/8 Trans line+external filter
2013 Scag Turf Tiger 61" 1.1L Caterpillar Diesel
1960 John Deere 440 Backhoe 2-53 detroit
ryandamo is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 07-16-2010, 02:22 PM
Powerstroke.org Sponsor
 
NotStock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 1,594
Thanks: 6
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Concerning the pitman arm, alot of times you will have to heat the side of the arm itself with a torch then smack the opposite side with a hammer while you have a puller attached. Make sure to leave the nut on but loose so that your now glowing hot pitman arm doesnt fall into your lap. If you get the arm or box too hot, it will melt the seals and your done for so it might take a couple tries.
As far as the shackle not lining up, its gonna take alot of force to get the spring to flatten out some. As stated, rough country isnt known for the best products... Good luck bud!


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Precision Metal Fab
Trevor Hall
(520)465-7971

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
NotStock is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 07-16-2010, 02:53 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
well after trying to pry the spring into place i managed to bust my eye wide open....so i think im gonna take a little break and think it thru a little more
WickedGameCustomz is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome