pitman arm won't come off

Suspension, Steering and Chassis

  1. pishta

    pishta I know I'm right....

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    Now I remember a video of a ford guy removing a stuck upper control arm. He did the same thing, put all the tension he could on the ball joint seperator and beat the spindle with a 5 lb sledge. About the 5th hard blow the thing came apart. Way more beating than you think the spindle could take. Couldnt find it anymore. youll get it.
     
  2. 97reddodge

    97reddodge Well-Known Member

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    i had the same problem the other day when changing my steering box broke two pullers and heat would not get it off! so i had to cut it in half with my torch! good luck
     
  3. mac daddy mopar

    mac daddy mopar Well-Known Member

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    Yes, sprayed it with pb blaster, hit it with a 5lb sledge, wire brushed it, the only thing I haven't done is use heat, because I don't want to cook the seals.
     
  4. 1wild&crazyguy

    1wild&crazyguy Banned

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    cutting disc, chisel, hammer.

    or big nut splitter... or new box
     
  5. damnimcooltom

    damnimcooltom Too Cool For School

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    Like many others said, I'd suggest a good quality puller, and a little tighten, and a smack, a little more tighten, and a smack... Etc.
     
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    i know advanced auto has some on there web site that are boxed on one side that may work for you
     
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