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Unread 11-07-2013, 10:25 AM   #16
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Get a new puller
Leave the nut on a couple of turns
Crank down hard with the puller
Grab a big hammer and whack the side of the pitman arm by the splines a couple of times.
It oughta pop right off.

This method also works well for stubborn tie rod ends and stearing knuckles too.

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Unread 11-10-2013, 10:54 AM   #17
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Thanks guys, finally came off after getting the cut through and using a heavy duty puller.
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Unread 11-10-2013, 11:54 AM   #18
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make a second cut 180* from where your cut is then try to pull it off with a 3 jaw puller it'll come off like the panties on a whore .
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Unread 11-10-2013, 12:07 PM   #19
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Next time rent the puller from auto zone. The harbor freight puller is a pos. Tighten a little, hit with hammer. Tighten more, hit with hammer etc. until it comes off easy.
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