Any tips on taking off the Pittman arm on the front driver side

Tiny
WILL REY
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  • 2006 CHEVROLET AVALANCHE
  • 5.3L
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 95,000 MILES
Cannot find any videos on instructions for this vehicle. Cannot even get the nuts off and it is such a tight fit even if I did I would not be able to take of the arm out. Any one know any good videos on this truck's Pittman arm dissemble? I have had no luck finding any information on it online. :(
Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 AT 9:24 PM

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Tiny
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If you are going to reuse the Pittman arm then the box has to come off put in a vise then a puller must be used to pull it off which is no easy task removing them. If you are not going to reuse it, use a cut off wheel cut it then split it it will fall off practically.
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Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 AT 5:42 AM
Tiny
WILL REY
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Yea no kidding though so many miles I took the nuts off, but man it is so stuck on there it is taking some in saneness to take them loose. I am making progress though. Thanks for the advice. I will try this next.
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Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 AT 6:40 PM
Tiny
KEN L
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Hey Will,

Here is a video that shows the job being done that we did in the shop.

https://youtu.be/KKeFqHLuRQ0

Please let us know what happens so it will help others

Best, Ken
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Monday, February 6th, 2017 AT 2:23 AM
Tiny
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If you live in a northern area pitman arms were always are difficult to get off due to salt and other crap making it very very hard to get off. I have personally broken pullers trying to remove them
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Monday, February 6th, 2017 AT 3:28 PM

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