Question about 1999 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup
When replacing the Idler Arm on a 99 S10 2WD, the stud on the Centerlink turns preventing me from being able to tighten the nut. How can I hold that stud in place so I can tighten that nut and securing the Idler Arm.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You need to unbolt the steering box from the frame. You can do it with the lines still attached. Gently roll the steering box on its side. you can rent a pitman arm puller from autozone or advance auto.
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Posted on Mar 21, 2009
Depending on you application theres repair kits that fix this problem if you are going to do it yourself, find a good puller to get the pitmam arm off, it is very hard to remove. I f the gear box shaft is worn out replace it.
Posted on Jul 08, 2009
You are on the right track. You may have overtightened the tie rods or the sway bar links. Whenever you do this much front-end work, you should always get the front-end re-aligned. The front-end mechanic will probably find and fix this as a normal part of the re-alignment at no extra cost.
Posted on Feb 22, 2010
Pitman arm requires a pitman arm puller, and a tie rod seperator or "pickle fork". Remove the cotter pin on from the joint on the pitman arm and center link, then remove the nuts from both ends of pitman arm. Use the pitman arm puller to remove the pitman arm from the steering gear, then use the tie rod seperator to remove the end from the center link. Reinstall and retighten nuts, do not leave out the cotter pin.
Idler arm will require tie rod seperator. Remove the cotter pin from the end at the center link, use the tie rod seperator to seperate the joint there. Unbolt the idler arm from the frame, and remove. On reinstalling remember to install a new cotter pin. It would be best to have the front end alignment checked after replacing these parts.
Posted on Apr 08, 2010
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