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Pitman arm on a '70 Impala

To remove the Pitman arm from the steering box shaft on my '70 Impala, the shop manual says to use a special factory tool, which I obviously do not have.
So, how do I do it? Is there another tool I can use, do I really need a tool for that?
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To remove the Pitman arm from the steering box shaft on my '70 Impala, the shop manual says to use a special factory tool, which I obviously do not have.
So, how do I do it? Is there another tool I can use, do I really need a tool for that?
Thanks!
Google "pitman arm puller", available at just about any auto parts store.

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Cool, that was easier than I feared, Thanks!
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Warning; Do not try to remove the pitman arm with a ball joint fork. It will damage the lower bearing and seal on the steering box.
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Many good auto parts stores have these tools for rent or loan. I needed one just like this to swap out my idler arm on my Gran Sport and found that the local NAPA would "Loan" you a puller set for free. They had an interesting way to do it, you bought it at full price and when you were done they refunded you full price, it worked for me!

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They had an interesting way to do it, you bought it at full price and when you were done they refunded you full price, it worked for me!

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I wouldn't call that "interesting". I'd call it smart business.
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