1976 Bus - Steering Box Removal Question

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1976 Bus - Steering Box Removal Question

Post by BellePlaine » Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:55 am

What is the proper tool required to remove the pitman arm from the steering box spline shaft? Do I need to rent/borrow a pully puller?

On a related note, the Bentley makes this job look easier then it really is. Me to hungery wife and kids before going out for brunch, "Hey guys, it's just going to be another 10 minutes; I just have to remove these four bolts." :cherry:
1975 Riviera we call "Spider-Man"

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Post by BellePlaine » Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:18 am

I discovered that the proper tool is called a "Pitman Arm Puller". Duh? They have a tool for everything! I'm going to borrow one from my friendly local auto mechanic.
1975 Riviera we call "Spider-Man"

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Post by Amskeptic » Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:30 pm

BellePlaine wrote:I discovered that the proper tool is called a "Pitman Arm Puller". Duh? They have a tool for everything! I'm going to borrow one from my friendly local auto mechanic.
Yeah I was going to say, "rent a pitman arm puller". Was too.
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Post by BellePlaine » Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:43 pm

Here's a shot of the pitman arm puller in action. My buddy suggested keeping the nut on very loose to prevent the arm from hitting you in the head when it violently comes loose. I cranked it down with my breaker-bar and tapped on the arm with a hammer. Popped loose pretty easily.

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1975 Riviera we call "Spider-Man"

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