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post #1 of 17 Old 05-09-2017, 06:56 AM Thread Starter
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Wrench size for pitman arm

My 02 TJ has a leak from the steering gearbox where the pitman arm attaches. A 11/4 inch socket is slightly to small for the nut, but the largest I have. Is this a metric nut? Does anyone know the size I need to buy?

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I've always just used my 24" crescent wrench from Harbor Freight.
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According to the first of many JF threads that popped up by doing a quick Google search it is a 33mm (or a 1 5/16" will work in a pinch, slightly (.0130") bigger).
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Recently used 1-5/16s on mine
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Chiming in just to confirm the above: it's a 33mm nut, but 1 5/16ths will also work. The best way to get the pitman arm off is to use a conical pitman arm puller. Have never been able to get one off with one of those cheap two arm pullers.
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Chiming in just to confirm the above: it's a 33mm nut, but 1 5/16ths will also work. The best way to get the pitman arm off is to use a conical pitman arm puller. Have never been able to get one off with one of those cheap two arm pullers.
I can usually get it off with the two-arm one, but the one time I couldn't the conical one also didn't work (that arm is still attached to the box, I make an attempt at it every now and then).
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I can usually get it off with the two-arm one, but the one time I couldn't the conical one also didn't work (that arm is still attached to the box, I make an attempt at it every now and then).
Cut into the arm almost to the splines with a grinder. Then split it with a chisel.

BTW - do you just have a TJ steering box laying around? Saginaw or ZF?


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Cut into the arm almost to the splines with a grinder. Then split it with a chisel.

BTW - do you just have a TJ steering box laying around? Saginaw or ZF?
I was actually trying to reuse the arm. Had to buy a new one.

Yes, I have a ZF box laying around. Has a little loose spot in the center, but it can probably be adjusted out. No leaks. Comes with a free Pitman arm.
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I was actually trying to reuse the arm. Had to buy a new one.

Yes, I have a ZF box laying around. Has a little loose spot in the center, but it can probably be adjusted out. No leaks. Comes with a free Pitman arm.
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Heat and a BFH. The pitman arm will pop right off.

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Heat and a BFH. The pitman arm will pop right off.
Tried all that. Penetrating oil, blowtorch, Pitman arm puller, crowbar, and Mjolnir (my trusty 3# sledge), all in various combinations.
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Tried all that. Penetrating oil, blowtorch, Pitman arm puller, crowbar, and Mjolnir (my trusty 3# sledge), all in various combinations.
Dang. At that point I would be getting out the cutoff wheel.

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Is this with box attached to frame or removed? Are you saving the box or fully replacing it?
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Is this with box attached to frame or removed? Are you saving the box or fully replacing it?
I was replacing the box, trying to reuse the pitman arm.

Box on vehicle, in the last year since I replaced it, I have tried a few times with it off.
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On my recent steering project I also wanted to re-use the pitman arm, but didn't care about the box. Advice from Blaine after I could not get the pitman arm off with the box attached was to remove the box from the jeep, put a puller on the pitman arm to create tension and then with the box lying in the driveway hit the pitman arm good and hard with a sledge toward it coming off. Couple whacks and it came right off for me. I think you have to be cautious with the box if you care about it. The shock being potentially sent in to the box I don't think is particularly good for it. In fact, I think you have to be careful of that even when doing things like trying to get the TRE at the pitman arm to pop off.
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