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Pitman arm instlation

How do you take off and put on the pitman arm on a 94 gmc jimmy . what tools do you need for do it your self?

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Steering wheel has to much play

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Have a 2000 GMC Jimmy 134,000 miles unknown upkeep. What would cause this vehicle to shimmy at all speeds? i feel it more at higher speeds.

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I have a 2000 gmc Jimmy . I'm going to change the

Locate the idler pulley to the left of the crankshaft pulley. The idler pulley bolts to the idler arm. The idler pulley is replaced with the arm because they are sold as one unit.

  • 2 Place a 3/8-inch ratchet driver into the square hole on the face of the idler pulley and pull up on the handle. This releases tension on the Sonoma's serpentine belt. Pull the belt off the idler pulley, lower and remove the ratchet handle.
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    How do i remove and install the steering gear box in a 1993 jimmy?

    here hope this helps for a 98 model but very similair

    1998 GMC Truck Jimmy - 4WD ' Blazer, Bravada, Jimmy, S10 Pickup, Sonoma VIN S/T Service Manual ' Steering ' Power Steering System ' Repair Instructions ' Document ID: 416283
    Steering Gear Replacement (4WD) Removal Procedure Tools RequiredJ 24319-B Steering Linkage Puller
    Notice: Do not rotate steering shaft after steering column has been removed. Damage to SIR components may occur.
    1. Remove the air cleaner assembly. Refer to Air Cleaner Assembly Replacement in Engine Controls 4.3L.

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    3. Place a drain pan below the steering gear.
    4. Remove the inlet and the outlet hoses from the power steering gear.
    5. Cap or tape the ends of the hoses and the gear fittings in order to prevent dirt from entering the system.

    6. Remove the intermediate shaft shield from the steering gear.

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    8. Remove the lower intermediate shaft coupling bolt.
    9. Draw alignment marks on the lower intermediate shaft coupling and the steering shaft.
    10. Remove the lower intermediate shaft coupling from the steering shaft.
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    12. Remove the steering linkage shield. Refer to Steering Linkage Shield Replacement in Steering Linkage.

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    14. Remove differential carrier shield mounting bolts.
    15. Remove the differential carrier shield.

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    17. Remove the pitman arm ball stud nut at the relay rod.

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    19. Disconnect pitman arm from relay rod using J 24319-B .

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    21. Remove the steering gear mounting bolts and the washers from the frame.
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    I took my 98 gmc jimmy into have an alignment done on it and they told me I needed to replace a bunch of parts first. I replaced everything except the pitman arm is there a place I can go to online to...

    You might want to try your local library. Many libraries have do it yourself books online. The pitman arm is the "bone" type part from just below the steering box to the rods. each end is a ball joint. Just a matter of removing nuts from the pitman arm and prying them off. They may need a little persuasion to come out they they will eventually. Good Luck.

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    How to replace a idler arm and pitman arm need to replace it on my 98 gmc suburban 4x4

    You will need the proper tools to remove them which can be rented at auto parts stores. The pitman arm has to pulled off with an pitman arm puller also have to drop steering box I believe to change it. I know we did on my 1996 Tahoe the idler arm can be seperated with a front end fork also available at parts store. You just drive it between the idler arm and tie rod after removing castle nut and cotter pen.

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    How do you replace the pitman arms on a 99 surburban

    You will need a pittman arm puller and a tie rod puller to remove this item. Some shops such as NAPA & Auto Zone rent these tools

    May 09, 2010 | 1999 GMC Suburban

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    Install pitman arm

    remove the large nut where it attaches to the steering box, the small nut where it attaches to the center link. you will need a pitman arm puller to get it off the steering box. before you pull it off, take note of the positioning of the arm, there are 4 possible ways to put it on and you HAVE to put it back on the same way. dont forget to get an alignment after.

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    Need pitman arm replaced and idler arm replaced

    The idler isn't bad, Remove cotter pin going through the nut, take off nut, you need a seperator tool to pull apart the arm from the center link, once that is done, remove the two bolts holding it to the frame, remove arm, installation is just reverse.
    The pitman arm is a little more to it. Do the same, remove cotter pin, take off nut, and seperate it from the rod, now there is big nut holding it on to the bottom of the steering box, take that nut off (some are a real pain), you will need a pitman arm puller to get it off. Note the position of the arm, need to put new one in same place, pull it off slow, sometimes seals will come with it, put seals back in same way, if they come out. Put some grease on splined shaft, tap new arm on until you can get nut on, tighten up with nut. Hopefully you have any problems. Good luck.

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