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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

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SOURCE: I need to replace the pitman arm,will I need to

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

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SOURCE: leaking power steering fluid from steering gear

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

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SOURCE: leaking pwr steering fluid out of steering gear

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.


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Posted on Jun 06, 2009

SOURCE: steering gear leaking at pitman arm stud how do

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.

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SOURCE: lower seal ,steering box,92 ford ranger

yes you do but its easy

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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

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Adjustable wrench
  • Pitman arm puller
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    Instructions

    Park 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.

    Disconnect 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.

    Open 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.

    Place 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.

    Rotate 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.

    Make 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.

    Tighten the lock nut on top of the steering box with an adjustable wrench in a clockwise direction. Close the hood

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    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.

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    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.
    11. Raise the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle in General Information.
    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.
    22. Remove the steering gear.
    23. Remove the pitman arm. Refer to Pitman Arm Replacement in Steering Linkage.

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    Hello was wondering if you had instructions on how to replace the steering gear box on a 2001 chevrolet s10?


    Removal Procedure

    Notice: Do not rotate steering shaft after steering column has been removed. Damage to SIR components may occur.

    Lock the steering column through the access hole in the steering column lower trim cover using the J 42640.
    Remove the air cleaner assembly. Refer to Air Cleaner Outlet Resonator Replacement in Powertrain Management.Remove the intermediate shaft shield from the steering gear.Place a drain pan below the steering gear. Remove the pressure and the return hoses from the power steering gear. Cap or tape the ends of the hoses and the gear fittings in order to prevent dirt from entering the system.Remove the lower intermediate shaft coupling bolt. Draw alignment marks on the lower intermediate shaft coupling and the steering shaft. Remove the lower intermediate shaft coupling from the steering shaft. Remove the pitman arm. Refer to Pitman Arm Replacement.Remove the steering gear mounting bolts and the washers from the frame. Remove the steering gear.
    Installation Procedure


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    Hi experts ! I replaced the gear box on a 1995 Chevy G10 van ( my first ) and now I have more left turn than right turn . I think I have to remove the P arm ( is there a trick to that ? ) and adjust the...


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    Removal & Installation

    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2. Remove the stone shield.
    3. Tag the pressure and return lines so they may be reassembled in their original positions.
    4. Disconnect the pressure and return lines from the steering gear. Plug the lines and ports in the gear to prevent the entry of dirt.
    5. Remove the clamp bolts retaining the flexible coupling to the steering gear.
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    8. Remove the pitman arm from the sector shaft with a suitable pitman arm removal tool. Remove the tool from the pitman arm.
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    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.

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