Which pitman arm do I need for my PS gearbox upgrade?
I have a 99 durango steering gearbox that I want to put in my 93 ZJ 4.0. The pitman arm on my stock gearbox is not coming off (used a torch for 20 mins, broke two pullers ect)
I see that pitman arms are cheap so i was going to spare myself any more time and just buy a new one. Do I need to get the pitman arm for the 99 durango, or my ZJ?
09-16-2013 03:05 PM
You need to get this HD puller from autozone. I broke the first smaller one. With this and a 3'-4' piece of pipe over the wrench as a breaker bar it came off in 2 minutes with no struggle. This puller didn't even break a sweat. http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...er=209523_0_0_
09-16-2013 03:36 PM
That would be nice but I live in the middle of nowhere. We don't have autozone. We have orielly, Napa and car quest. None have a super hd puller. But pitman arm pullers are only about 30 bucks.
09-16-2013 03:41 PM
I rented that one for 95 but they give your money back when you return it. That's too bad because that one works awesome.
09-16-2013 04:36 PM
Got any auto repair shops locally? Anyone who's been in business a few years would probably have one, ask if they could pull it off.
09-16-2013 09:53 PM
yeah, there are auto shops and machine shops but i am busy during business hours and i only have one vehicle, so i would have to take time off and arrange for a ride.
If i can just find out if I need another jeep ZJ 4.o pitman arm or a 99 durango pitman arm then i can have one dropped at my door for $30 and just bolt it on.
Thanks! Funny thing is I put a new steering gearbox in my friends 98 ZJ a month ago and the pitman arm came off no problem. In fact i used to think anyone that could t get them off just didn't know how to use a torch but his thing might as well be welded. I had it out to work on it and had to put the wholes gearbox back in. After the forces I subjected it to , I'd rather get a new one anyway.
09-17-2013 07:34 AM
An XJ pitman arm is roughly 3/4" difference, that's why XJ guys use the ZJ pitman.. to drop the drag link.
Is this a stock or lifted rig?
09-17-2013 11:55 AM
I have 2" OME coils that gave me about 2.25" of lift.
09-18-2013 01:36 PM
09-18-2013 02:04 PM
You won't need a drop pitman. The ZJ pitman arm is sold as a drop pitman for other Jeeps because of it's length.