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Removing Pitman Arm from St. Box.
#1365625 Fri Jun 19 2020 09:25 PM
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ronusny Offline OP
Wrench Fetcher
Anybody have any ideas for separating pitman arm from box?
I tried:
- Gear puller
- Banging the dang thing.
- Propane torch.

Ron A

Re: Removing Pitman Arm from St. Box.
ronusny #1365629 Fri Jun 19 2020 10:08 PM
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Boltergeist
There is a very heavy duty puller called- - - -wait for it- - - -a "Pitman Arm Puller"! The splined, tapered shaft on the steering gear, and the corresponding splined taper on the arm form a very tight fit. I usually use a 3/4" drive impact wrench on the puller. A lot of them actually have a couple of bolts that keep the puller jaws from spreading out and slipping off. Some auto parts stores will rent that type of tool, with a big security deposit.
Jerry


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Re: Removing Pitman Arm from St. Box.
ronusny #1365630 Fri Jun 19 2020 10:12 PM
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Shop Shark
I have also used a fork type device between the arm and case, careful on the case.

Ed


'37 GMC T-18 w/ DD 4-53T, RTO-610, 6231 aux., '95 GMC running gear, full disc brakes, power steering, 22.5 wheels and tires.
'47 GMC 1 ton w/ 302, NP-540, 4wd, full width Blazer front axle.
'54 GMC 630 w/ 503 gasser, 5 speed, ex fire truck, shortened WB 4', install 8' bed.
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Re: Removing Pitman Arm from St. Box.
ronusny #1365634 Fri Jun 19 2020 10:18 PM
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ace skiver
I have used
this [shop.advanceautoparts.com] and this [amazon.com].

No problems with either device.


Tim
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1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Removing Pitman Arm from St. Box.
ronusny #1365658 Sat Jun 20 2020 12:12 AM
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Shop Shark
I used the very same type tool Tim refers to in his post. It worked like a charm on my 1954 3604 (3/4 ton) truck.


Ronnie
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Re: Removing Pitman Arm from St. Box.
ronusny #1365697 Sat Jun 20 2020 01:52 PM
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I'd let you borrow my pitman arm puller, if you lived a little closer. You should have no problem finding one locally.


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