Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - Reply to Topic
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Garage - Tools> Pneumatic tool for pitman arm removal
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Thread: Pneumatic tool for pitman arm removal Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
11-06-2009 04:30 AM
vettedreams2001 I love those, works great when you can't get a good swing on a hammer or if hercules torqued it. Like everyone has said it will ruin it, but if replacement was premeditated, than go for it.
11-05-2009 04:22 PM
weirdbeard I'm not sure a pickle fork would even work to get the pitman arm off the box. I have always just used a 20 dollar pitman arm puller. It is worth the money. The cheap ones say not to use pneumatic tools to turn them. It really doesn't take that long though even just using a socket wrench.
11-05-2009 06:58 AM
killerformula Yeah the pitman arm is a wear component on this truck and I won't be reusing it. Just wondered if you guys had more luck using a pneumatic hammer and picklefork-type tool for pitman arm removal from the steering box.

Some other guys swear by gettign an angle grinder and cutting a notch out of the pitman arm close to the splines, then hitting it with the puller. Seems appropriate that the thinner metal would allow more flex...

K
11-04-2009 07:30 PM
matt167 yea, pickleforks are quick but only use them if your replacing parts
11-04-2009 07:24 PM
weirdbeard Only use a pickle fork if you will not be reusing the components. They are fast, but they butcher the parts.
11-04-2009 07:19 PM
61bone MO Those have ruined more ball joints and tierod ends than dirt. They are guaranteed to ruin the seal and usually damage the socket so the joint is loose. A couple strokes with a BFH backed up by another BFH will pop loose the most stubborn ones. One on each side of the socket the tapered stud goes through. If it is hanging by the stud, a couple good hits and it will fall out. If out is up, after a couple good hits, tap the end of the stud with the nut screwed on flush and it will usually come right out.

If you have to have a special tool, get one that grips under the socket and pushes on the stud. Even these require a tap on the puller screw with a hammer to pop them loose.
11-04-2009 11:30 AM
killerformula
Pneumatic tool for pitman arm removal

Hey guys-

I was looking at harbor garbage today, and I see there's a cheap set of joint separators as well as an air hammer for low buck. http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=47868

and

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...112&zmap=66315

I've only used a standard puller before, but its always been a HUGE pain to get these things off. I hear the secret is to use one of these pneumatic devices. Would this setup have the guts to pop the joint for me?

Thanks-

K

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.