PITMAN ARM REPLACEMENT

  • Tiny
  • tvillareeves
  • 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe
  • automatic

In response to earlier question: I have the pitman arm puller and the arm just wants to spin right now I have locked between two blocks of wood and two vehicles and it is providing a great amount of resistance, is this normal.

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 AT 8:41 PM

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  • Tiny
  • saturntech9
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You probably have some rust holding it on have used any good penetrant yet?

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Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 AT 8:47 PM
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  • saturntech9
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Also you still have it hooked up to help prevent the arm from turning?

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Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 AT 8:49 PM
  • Tiny
  • tvillareeves
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I had to remove it from the vehicle to access is

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Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 AT 8:54 PM
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  • caradiodoc
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Hi guys. If the pitman arm is being replaced, cut through it with a cutoff tool. It will crack open when you get about 90 percent of the way through.

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Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 AT 8:55 PM
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  • saturntech9
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That's a great idea caradiodoc if it's being replaced and not just being taking off to service the steering box. Thanks for the input.

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Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 AT 9:03 PM

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