View Full Version : Pitman arm removal
10-02-09, 03:44 PM
So i got a new pitman arm to stick on a GK sigma i have.
Old motherfucking arm wont budge with my awesome brute force method(hammer).
Do i need a pitman arm puller, what type should i get?
Is it taper or spline?
If taper, 2 hammers - one either side, one stationary against the side, one swinging.
If spline, puller...........I would guess.
10-02-09, 03:52 PM
Spline at steer box, taper other end.
yeah, pittman arm puller or big fuckoff 2 leg puller. shit of a thing to remove. you'll never do it with drifts and hammers without destroying the steering box, and little hardware store pullers will break.
10-02-09, 06:43 PM
you can get forks now for pitman/idler arms, big fuck off things they are, probably 2 inches thick. Just depends on how much clearence you have.
Otherwise, ive just got a kincrome puller and it works fine, probably done 20 or so vehicles with it, no breakages. Only about $30 (trade) too.
Mate I had a similar problem popping old fucked suspension ball joints on my 93 falcon ute recently.
Fork type seperator got me absolutely nowhere even with hours of bashing.
Got the ABW Pitman arm puller on it (80bux :() and it was off in 20mins... balljoint went with quite a bang too. :D
Here is a picture of it shortly before popping the joint. I found once it tightened and became very hard to tighten further it was tricky to keep in place but after a couple of goes it was sweet.
the opening on the pegs is about 15/16 or 24mm i think and it seems pretty sturdy, has a hole in the top of the threaded bit to stick a 1/2inch drive ratchet in which was handy
Ps hope your feeling strong :)
10-02-09, 08:25 PM
use a puller then heat slowly with a blow torch... it will pop off easily :)
10-02-09, 08:56 PM
Do as above or dynamite, lots of it...
11-02-09, 05:33 PM
Got the cunt off. Pitman arm puller FTW on the spline. The other end then decided to be a cunt, so i used a steel bar acrossrail an crossmember so the drag link couldnt move then fkn bang with the hammer FTW :yup:
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