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Unread 09-16-2013, 01:22 PM   #1
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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?

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Unread 09-16-2013, 04:05 PM   #2
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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_
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Unread 09-16-2013, 04:36 PM   #3
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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.
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Unread 09-16-2013, 04:41 PM   #4
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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.
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Unread 09-16-2013, 05:36 PM   #5
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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.
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Unread 09-16-2013, 10:53 PM   #6
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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.
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Unread 09-16-2013, 11:11 PM   #7
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I think they are the same. XJ, ZJ, ect. They can all fit the steering gear. Here is talk on the XJ board of a guy putting a ZJ arm on his Durango box. http://www.cherokeeforum.com/f67/dur...man-arm-82921/

This guy reused his pitman on a Durango gear. Google finds stuff much better than the JF search.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f140/...wap-zj-598866/
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Unread 09-17-2013, 02:16 AM   #8
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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.
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Unread 09-17-2013, 08:34 AM   #9
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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?
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Unread 09-17-2013, 12:55 PM   #10
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I have 2" OME coils that gave me about 2.25" of lift.
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Unread 09-18-2013, 02:36 PM   #11
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Unread 09-18-2013, 03:04 PM   #12
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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.
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Unread 09-18-2013, 04:29 PM   #13
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I think they are the same. XJ, ZJ, ect. They can all fit the steering gear. Here is talk on the XJ board of a guy putting a ZJ arm on his Durango box. http://www.cherokeeforum.com/f67/dur...man-arm-82921/

This guy reused his pitman on a Durango gear. Google finds stuff much better than the JF search.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f140/...wap-zj-598866/
this was the answer. ZJ or Durango pitman will both fit on the durango box. IDK if the durango is a "Drop" compared to the ZJ but I plan on using a ZJ pitman arm on the durango box.
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