Question about 1988 Buick Regal
Special tool needed.... Looks like a large heavy u-shaped steel bracket with a screw in center. You must remove nut from pit arm bolt, install tool and turn big center screw to apply pressure to yoke on gear box. The hooks will lock onto the arm and pressure against the yoke will remove the arm.
Posted on Aug 03, 2008
yes you need to unbolt the steering box and drop it a little. not to hard. then you remove the nut and you will have to use a puller most of the time.
Posted on Jun 03, 2009
Ok, in this case, you will need to replace the entire assembly. this is best. replace the power steering pump as well. If the hoses are worn, replace them as well.
Posted on Jun 06, 2009
Yes these seals can be replaced. You can purchase the seals separatly or as a seal kit. You have to have a pitman arm puller, long nose snap ring pliers and some specaily shapped pics or seal pullers. It is a messy job if done in the vehicle, but it is not difficult to remove the box and repair it. Make sure the bearing is good before replacing the seals. Hope this helps.
Posted on Jun 06, 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
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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the vehicle on a level surface and make sure the front wheels are pointing
straight ahead. Make sure the vehicle is in park (or in gear if you have manual
transmission) and set the parking brake.
the pitman arm from the steering box from underneath the front of the vehicle
by turning the holding bolt in a counterclockwise direction with an adjustable
wrench. Place a pitman arm puller (available at auto parts stores) over the
pitman arm and tighten the nut on the puller in a clockwise direction with an
adjustable wrench until the pitman arm loosens from the steering box shaft.
Remove the pitman arm and the puller.
the hood and loosen the lock nut on top of the steering box from the engine
compartment with an adjustable wrench in a counterclockwise direction.
a torque wrench on the steering shaft and turn the wrench one complete turn.
Make sure the torque reading is approximately 2 inch pounds. Tighten the
adjusting nut on top of the steering box (it comes out of the center of the
lock nut) in a clockwise direction with an adjustable wrench one half turn if
the torque wrench reading is too low. Loosen the nut in a counterclockwise
direction if the reading is too high.
the steering shaft with the torque wrench again. Make adjustments to the
steering box adjusting nut as described in Step 4, if needed, until the correct
reading is obtained on the torque wrench.
sure the steering wheel is in the straight ahead position and reattach the
pitman arm to the bottom of the steering shaft on the steering box. Tighten the
holding nut in a clockwise direction with an adjustable wrench until the pitman
arm seats into place.
the lock nut on top of the steering box with an adjustable wrench in a clockwise
direction. Close the hood
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