Mechanics

PITMAN ARM

1995 Ford F-250 • V8 4WD Automatic • 160,000 miles

I AM removing the pitman arm from the drag link, is there enough play in the linkage to use a pickle fork to separate the ball stud from the tie rod end without bending the linkage?
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Kwmrn
March 1, 2011.



If you can bend that linkage, I don't want to meet you in dark alley! A pickle fork will work. One with an air hammer will make the job easier. There are also tools that go over the stud, then tightening a bolt presses the stud out. Wrapping it with a hammer helps while the bolt has pressure on the stud.

Caradiodoc
Mar 1, 2011.


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