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post #1 of 6 Old 03-08-2016, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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Drag link pitman arm separation?

Need to disconnect the drag link at the pitman arm. I know I'm going to have to beat on it with a pickle fork to separate.

Should I remove the pitman arm from the box before I commence to beating, to protect the steering box?


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post #2 of 6 Old 03-09-2016, 08:49 AM
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I've hit the sides of where the taper goes into with a hammer and then tap the nut, loosend and to the top of the threads. It does work. Pickle forks can and will damage the seal or dust cover. They also make a 'puller' sort of like a pitman arm puller.
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post #3 of 6 Old 03-09-2016, 08:52 AM
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Just use a pitman arm puller. That's what I used last time I replaced that TRE, worked like a charm. Got the claw onto the pitman arm and pushed the TRE out with the screw.

Do that and you won't damage the dust seal or the steering box like you may wailing on a pickle fork.

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Got it. Not worried about the dust cover as I'm replacing the link and all the ends. Pitman puller will get it done.


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post #5 of 6 Old 03-11-2016, 09:31 AM
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+1 on pitman arm puller. It also works on other stuff like bearings, so it's nice to have one handy

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post #6 of 6 Old 03-11-2016, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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I used this little fella. Worked great on all the joints.


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