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post #1 of 21 Old 03-08-2010, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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how important is drop pitman arm

just installed 4", how important is the new arm? cant for the life off me get the old one off. i tried pounding it with a hammer and, tried a gear puller it keeps sliding off

also after putting in new lines and such my brakes are soft as heck, they go all they way to the floor but do slow me down


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post #2 of 21 Old 03-08-2010, 05:00 PM
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Not sure on the Pitman arm but did you bleed your brakes when you installed the new lines?
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you really need it there is a pitman arm puller real cheap at harbor frieght
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The gear puller won't do it. I bought a pitman arm puller from a local Autozone and then returned it when I was done.

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Not sure on the Pitman arm but did you bleed your brakes when you installed the new lines?
several times

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The gear puller won't do it. I bought a pitman arm puller from a local Autozone and then returned it when I was done.

Be sure to spray some PB blaster on it too.

lmao how much did it cost before you returned it

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there like 15 dollars
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there like 15 dollars
does it do anything crazy? any spells, chants, or dances you have to do i couldnt get this thing to budge

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cut the arm where it wraps around the shaft verticaly with a sawzall. Then split it with a chisel

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any suggestoins for brakes?

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I just bought a puller from autozone cheap enough that it was worth keeping for future use and it worked great and will get some more use soon.
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i have suggestions for both

brakes- bleed again and then maybe adjust the rears out till they just do drag a little. bleed the rears first, then the front. you will use up most of a quart of fluid.

pitman arm- heat the outside of the arm with an acetylene torch. not a propane. the usual torch we use for soldering does not get hot enough-fast enough and normally results in a ruined seal. i broke a 4 ton bottle jack getting one off!

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i have suggestions for both

brakes- bleed again and then maybe adjust the rears out till they just do drag a little. bleed the rears first, then the front. you will use up most of a quart of fluid.

pitman arm- heat the outside of the arm with an acetylene torch. not a propane. the usual torch we use for soldering does not get hot enough-fast enough and normally results in a ruined seal. i broke a 4 ton bottle jack getting one off!

good luck!

how can a ajust the back this was my first time tearing my jeep apart, man it feels good! but god damn does it get frustrating ! almost finished just need that pitman arm and brakes cleaned up

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I broke a regular puller's arm off and ruined my bench mounted Vise trying to get a pitman arm off... I will try again someday but I'm currently busy looking for a new vise and puller.

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