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PostSubject: pitman arm   April 15th 2010, 12:36 am

my dads is fubar. the pic doesnt show it, maybe tomorrow i'll get a flex pic. gonna fix it tomorrow hopefully.



and here's where im workin at.




EDIT* oh yeah. that hole in the drivers side marker and grill is from a bull. i was guidin it back in the pasture and accidentally pushed it. lol. it kicked straight back.
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PostSubject: Re: pitman arm   April 15th 2010, 1:07 am

lol.. darn bulls.. but yea thats a notirouse problem with the fullsize blazers and burbans.. i have replaced probley 20 of them in the last year.. i had to do mine and the tierods and idler arm shortly after i got it last year
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PostSubject: Re: pitman arm   April 15th 2010, 1:25 am

really? i guess its the driveway. man its really screwin stuff up.
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PostSubject: Re: pitman arm   April 15th 2010, 1:29 am

no there is to much force on a weak part.. the pitman and idler are the same as my jimmy and its 2k pounds lighter.. lol
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PostSubject: Re: pitman arm   April 15th 2010, 11:46 am

yeah. well i cant get the darn thing off. anything the centerlink or anything. darnit. tryin again tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: pitman arm   April 15th 2010, 12:36 pm

please tell me you're using a small joint fork(like a balljoint fork) lol
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PostSubject: Re: pitman arm   April 15th 2010, 1:34 pm

I have nothing to contribute, but You one brave some of a gun to crawl under that truck with your ramps only on the grass. I hope one doesn't start to sink.

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PostSubject: Re: pitman arm   April 15th 2010, 3:05 pm

they have a special tool called a pitman arm puller.. it would make things so much easier.. lol
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PostSubject: Re: pitman arm   April 15th 2010, 6:14 pm

i have the pitman puller. but i dont have anything fer the tie rods. my buddy does though.... cant i tap em with a hammer to get em to seperate from the centerlink?


i aint worried bout the truck sinkin. gotta die someday right? lol. my 280zxwas on them and they were bout 4-6 inches in the ground when i moved em.
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PostSubject: Re: pitman arm   April 15th 2010, 8:57 pm

you can hit the spindles with a dead blow a few times while pulling up on the tie rods sometimes.. i use that method when i have to re-use the tie rods but a pickle fork works great if you dont care about tearing the rubber boots.. trust me.. i have worked with much less.. usually i go to the junkyard with a minimum amount of tools to get what i need off.. and if i aint got it i figure a way around it.. i have used oil dipsticks as flathead screwdrivers before.. lol
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PostSubject: Re: pitman arm   April 15th 2010, 10:26 pm

@007jimmy wrote:
i have used oil dipsticks as flathead screwdrivers before.. lol


we think alike.. lmao
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PostSubject: Re: pitman arm   April 16th 2010, 12:06 pm

another question. what is other joints have grease leakin out like that? my dad took it somewheres and thats how a few other joints look. is that a problem?
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PostSubject: Re: pitman arm   April 16th 2010, 1:41 pm

yeah thats kinda a problem.. if the boot is torn then the joint is gonna need replacing soon..
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PostSubject: Re: pitman arm   April 16th 2010, 1:49 pm

unless you tore it lol
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PostSubject: Re: pitman arm   April 16th 2010, 1:56 pm

nah im usin the pitman puller to get the pitman off the centerlink. the puller dont even fit the arm where is hits the spindle. the claws go in too far so im gonna grind em and hope orielly's dont notice. lol. i got the idler arm side off. it wouldnt budge so i was layin there smokin my lucky strikes and bam! it flew off and hit me in the ear (the puller).
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PostSubject: Re: pitman arm   April 16th 2010, 1:59 pm

lmfao 'tonight on unsolved mysteries.. when tools attack!'
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PostSubject: Re: pitman arm   April 16th 2010, 2:02 pm

it sucked. so ya think while im down there, i should replace all the components that are oozin. im gonna send the bill to that shop.
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PostSubject: Re: pitman arm   April 16th 2010, 2:07 pm

they probably over greased them
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PostSubject: Re: pitman arm   April 16th 2010, 2:09 pm

yeah that means the boot is tore right?
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PostSubject: Re: pitman arm   April 16th 2010, 2:19 pm

depends.. if the boots are still good, the grease would be coming out of the top or bottom of the boot.. usually the bottom because the top is tightly pressed against the mating surface
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PostSubject: Re: pitman arm   April 16th 2010, 2:23 pm

so if i clean em up and its not torn it should be good?
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PostSubject: Re: pitman arm   April 16th 2010, 2:27 pm

yep.. just squeeze them after you wipe them off to see where the grease is coming from
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PostSubject: Re: pitman arm   April 16th 2010, 2:34 pm

ok next question, the bushing on the idler arm like fell apart. is that replaceable or does the whole thing need to be replaced.
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PostSubject: Re: pitman arm   April 16th 2010, 2:45 pm

good question.. i imagine they would sell replacement bushings but i don't know.. i've literally only messed with an idler arm once and all i did was cut it off lol
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PostSubject: Re: pitman arm   April 16th 2010, 2:51 pm

the pitman comes with everything. i just want the bushin. is it bad if it leaks grease? it looks like it aint cause there aint no boot.
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