REALLY Stuck pitman arm

Tiny
PULSTI
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  • GMC YUKON
I have a 94 yukon and am having trouble with removing the pitman arm.
I removed the relay rod and idler arm and got a pitman arm puller but on my truck the frame is 3 inches directly under the steering box where the pitman arm connects leaving me with no space to fit in the puller, I dont want to use a pickle fork because it might ruin the gear on the steering box plus the forks are not even wide enough. This is my only car and I need it ready for the winter. Any advice would help me please.
PS. I tried to put it all back together to drive to the shop and have them do it but now the ball is spinning on the pitman arm when I try to put the nut back on. I'm s*@! Out of luck right now!
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Tuesday, November 6th, 2007 AT 9:47 PM

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Tiny
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You have to remove the steering gear from the truck, or lock the steering wheel, remove the mounting bolts of the steering gear. Turn it sideways and get a pitman arm puller and a good impact to remove the pitman arm itself. To get it loose from the drag link, pickle fork or strike the draglink with a 3LB hammer next to where the pitman arm joins it, the shock will break it loose.
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Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 AT 7:31 AM

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