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Old 04-03-2007, 02:42 PM
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Removing pitman arm

Is there any easy ways to pull the pitman arm out when installing a lift.

I have a pitman arm puller but it just wont budge.

if you use heat will it wreak the seal?

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Old 04-03-2007, 02:54 PM
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theres a good chance you can damage the seals . beside your making the metal weaker be heating . sometimes gear pullers work better . soak in some pb blaster and use and puller when the puller is tright sometime smacking it with a hammer will break the rust and it all fall right off
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Do you have a drop pitman arm you're replacing it with? You can go to AutoZone and they'll rent you a puller real cheap. I was working on a Wrangler one time putting a massive lift on it and we broke two rented pullers trying to get it off. After a beer or two I started thinking clearer apparently and realized I didn't need the OEM arm, so I took my angle grinder, notched a "V" in it and it weakened the metal enough to allow me to hit it with a hammer and it popped right off.
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thats what happen on my wrangler what a PITA . went thur 3 pullers i end up cutting it off. i gave the splines a good coating on anti- seize
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same thing happened here i broke the pos i rented at advanced auto parts and had to grind down the other they had in the kit and ended up taking a grinder to it to cut through the pitman arm.

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Old 04-03-2007, 06:58 PM
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Do you have a drop pitman arm you're replacing it with? You can go to AutoZone and they'll rent you a puller real cheap. I was working on a Wrangler one time putting a massive lift on it and we broke two rented pullers trying to get it off. After a beer or two I started thinking clearer apparently and realized I didn't need the OEM arm, so I took my angle grinder, notched a "V" in it and it weakened the metal enough to allow me to hit it with a hammer and it popped right off.
ha ha.... lol i did the same thing with my jeep... i broke 2 of them trying to get it off and after hours of trying i decided to just cut groves on it to weaken it and used the 3ed puller and a hammer to get it off........
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my pitman arm was an sob to get off also i ended up soaking it over night in PB blaster and then it took a lot of strength and one broken pitman arm puller to get it off lol....
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Old 04-03-2007, 07:14 PM
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don't know if anyone makes one but y the heck doesn't anyone make a pit arm puller out of some high strength steel or something... the ones from the auto place are made really poorly.....
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Old 04-03-2007, 07:43 PM
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yea you would think so.. i havent seen anything out there. but these small ones made in japan just dont cut it for full size pickups.
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Yeah I'm with y'all - those things were a real POS. It wouldn't even budge it in our case and they just cracked trying.
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