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Old 09-19-2009, 03:10 PM
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Question Please Help!!!

Ok so is it possible for the pitman arm to jump gears?? I know sounds stupid but i turned my wheel side to side today and now when i turn to the left the wheels wont go past straigh and it feels like full lock and when i go to the right the only thing that stops it is the steering stabilizer bottoming out.. I the alighnment sleves havent moved. It can only be a bad box or pitman arm jump right? Oh yea i hit a ditch like a week ago so idk. Thanks for your inputs!!
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Old 09-19-2009, 03:29 PM
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Pitman arm can't really jump splines on the sector shaft.......unless you ruin the pitman arm and/or sector shaft.

Possibly to damage one or the other by hitting something hard enough. A hard hit can also damage/bend the steering linkages.
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Old 09-19-2009, 04:11 PM
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Nothing is bent. It drove fine for a week and then today when went full right its felt like it was slipping and then it wouldn't go bask left
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Only way for the pitman arm to shift on the sector shaft is for the splines on one or both to be damaged.
Is the pitman arm nut still tight?
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I didn't loosen it. How much gap should be between the arm and the gear box. Will a 06 box work. Is it the same
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Check the torque on the nut, and visually inspect the splines, also if you can have someone turn it lock to lock while you watch underneath.

06 box may work.....depending on what year truck you have.
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