• Tiny
  • kwmrn
  • 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?

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 AT 3:13 PM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • caradiodoc
  • Expert
  • 25,300 posts

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.

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Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 AT 3:32 PM

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