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Need pitman and idler arm torque specs for 88 k1500. thanks.

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SOURCE: replace idler arm/pitman arm

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!

Posted on May 05, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a 1994 chevy k1500 4x4 and need to change pitman arm

Take the bolts out that attach the steering box to the frame and pivot the box so you can fit the puller on.
Leave the steering shaft and power steering hoses attached.
Mark the new pitman arm and old one in the same place and mark the pitman shaft to keep the same position of the new pit man arm on the old shaft as the old pitman arm.

Posted on Sep 06, 2009

SOURCE: Had the Pitman arm and idler Arm replaced

I have had both the Pitman and Idler Arms,seize almost the same day, on a veh still under warrantee.
I have also replaced many over 45 years,just as general maintenance,before they caused,tire wear or worse. So no big deal!

The other issues will be solved,most likely, by removing the steering wheel and replacing the Clock Spring. Then the air bag will be happy and your wheel buttons,computer and radio, can once again,communicate and work properly.

Follow the proper proceedure in disarming the air bag,so you don't get hurt!!

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SOURCE: What is the torque specification for the pitman

Pitman shaft nut--- 184 ft. lbs.
Pitman arm-to-relay rod nut--- 46 ft. lbs.

Posted on May 08, 2010

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