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Unread 08-26-2014, 01:12 PM   #1
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Steering upgrade in the works! advice needed

Decided to upgrade the steering. I have a new intermediate shaft and just picked up an H1 box to replace my original.

I already have a M.O.R.E. Steering Box Mounting Bracket installed.

What tools will I need to remove the pitman arm? Any other surprises that I might encounter on this journey? Any advice is welcome.

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Unread 08-26-2014, 01:18 PM   #2
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A pitman arm puller will be needed.

At the risk of sounding like a broken record weapon, there are lots of threads on the pitfalls of removing pitman arms and methods to get by them.
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Unread 08-26-2014, 02:43 PM   #3
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Sorry I should have stated that better. I knew that I needed a puller after I posted it (plan on hitting up HF after work).

Was not only looking for specifics on the puller. What I am more interested in is any surprises I can expect. For Ex. Getting the shaft to release from the box, any issues with the H1 box and the bracket, clearance issues with the frame.

I will probably pull the steering column so I can rebuild that also.
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Unread 08-26-2014, 03:29 PM   #4
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Penetrating oil and heat. Lots of heat. I had a rebuilt box to replace mine so wasn't worried when I cooked the seals out of the old one
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Unread 08-26-2014, 03:38 PM   #5
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Heat is fine if you don't plan on re-using the box, which is the case here.

It's bad for seals though if it's a pitman arm swap.
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Unread 08-26-2014, 10:30 PM   #6
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Replacing the parts. ...cut midshaft in half......all done.....saving for someone else.....as said oil,2-3 days prior, heat....

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Unread 08-27-2014, 05:25 AM   #7
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this works very well if you wanted to save anything:

https://www.kimballmidwest.com/Catal...6.628.358.2638

most of the time I haven't needed it. get the puller fixed and put as much pressure as you can, put some cardboard on the floor under the arm, put a little heat, and watch it shoot off like a bullet. don't be under it when you touch it with the heat. it will kill you.
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