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How do i replace the pitman arm on a chevy g20 van

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Don't worry it is not too hard if you keep at. One "special tool" that you will need is a ball joint separator to separate the ball joint on the idler arm from the steering. When changing make sure to compare your replacement parts with the original and if necessary make a diagram of how things go together. On the bottom, there is a castle nut and a cotter pin. Remove the pin and loosen the nut then use the ball joint separator to remove the idler arm. (This is the hardest part of the job.) Then remove the remaining bolts and take the part off. Before putting the new idler arm make sure that you put the new grease fitting on it (and go ahead and squirt a little grease in it even though it already has some) and in between the new ball joint and the steering there should be a plastic bearing that slips into place. It's a pretty straight forward job and once you take a good look at it you will see what all needs to be done. Hope this helps, let me know how it goes. Goodluck!

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SOURCE: how to replace iddle arm and pitman arm on a 1986

jack up and support van passenger side first with wheels straight remove wheel unbolt idler arm from center link and using a fork designed for removing front end parts some auto stores let u borrow / loan u fork remove idler arm unbolt (2) from frame replace and bolt in new one replace wheel other side wheels straight jack and remove wheel mark pitman at steer box so u can transfer mark to new pitman unbolt and us fork to remove pitman from center link us pulley to remove pitman transfer marks to new arm align up replace bolt up replace wheel done

Posted on Oct 30, 2009

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SOURCE: in order to remove the P/S Gear Pitman Shaft Lower

It can be done right on truck. Remove nut holding on pitman arm. With a pitman arm puller remove pitman arm. Remove snap ring with snap ring pliers & washer. Fill p/s pump with fluid. Place large pan under gear box (to catch fluid) Start truck turn steering wheel hard all the way to the left & then all the way to the right. That will usually dislodge seals & drop in pan. If not will need to pick out old dust seal & seal with a pick or small screwdrivers. Clean lower end sector shaft & unit. Make sure the shaft doesn't look rusted or pitted. If it does will need emery or crocus cloth to remove rust.I always lube up both seals with some p/s fluid. Then properly install seal, dust seal washer & snap ring.Then pitman arm.

Posted on Jun 25, 2010

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jack up and support van passenger side first with wheels straight remove wheel unbolt idler arm from center link and using a fork designed for removing front end parts some auto stores let u borrow / loan u fork remove idler arm unbolt (2) from frame replace and bolt in new one replace wheel other side wheels straight jack and remove wheel mark pitman at steer box so u can transfer mark to new pitman unbolt and us fork to remove pitman from center link us pulley to remove pitman transfer marks to new arm align up replace bolt up replace wheel done

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