cant get tierod off pitmen arm - Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest

Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > General Tech
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino

greatlakes4x4.com is the premier Great Lakes 4x4 Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old June 29th, 2014, 09:09 PM   #1
hitman
Newbie
 
Join Date: 06-28-14
Location: green bay wi
Posts: 3
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default cant get tierod off pitmen arm

I have been trying to get the tie rod off the pit men arm on my 1996 dodge ram but it's not moving.
Any ideas to get it off?
hitman is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old June 29th, 2014, 09:12 PM   #2
xj4life
Senior Member
 
xj4life's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-09-05
Location: LaPorte, IN
Posts: 7,772
iTrader: (15)
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Default

Pickle fork or the two hammer trick
__________________
This is my Jeep. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My Jeep is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I master my life. My Jeep, without me, is useless. Without my Jeep, I am useless.
xj4life is online now   Reply With Quote
Old June 29th, 2014, 09:20 PM   #3
big86inthestixx
Senior Member
 
big86inthestixx's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-30-11
Location: howard city Mi
Posts: 2,240
iTrader: (9)
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Default

Make sure u give the pitman arm a few good wraps, with a hammer near the tie rod stud, it 'jolts' the two metals good enough most times I don't even Need a pickle fork, they just pop right out.
big86inthestixx is online now   Reply With Quote
Old June 29th, 2014, 09:21 PM   #4
big86inthestixx
Senior Member
 
big86inthestixx's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-30-11
Location: howard city Mi
Posts: 2,240
iTrader: (9)
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Default

I think that's xjs 2 hammer trick. It works great.
big86inthestixx is online now   Reply With Quote
Old June 29th, 2014, 09:23 PM   #5
bigbchevy
missmrgreenagain
 
bigbchevy's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-15-07
Location: fenton /hartland mi
Posts: 19,322
iTrader: (167)
Mentioned: 62 Post(s)
Default

Bfh


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
H.o.r.e
(mr.green)So you are calling CC a liar?? Not a nice way to treat your bitch.
tube bending and gear installs pm me for info! gears installed for $150 and up per axle.
bigbchevy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 13th, 2014, 09:33 PM   #6
ZACH 461
Diesel tech
 
ZACH 461's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-16-12
Location: Freeland MI
Posts: 10
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

when brains fail brute force prevails
ZACH 461 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 13th, 2014, 09:43 PM   #7
Nuggets
I fix stuff!
 
Nuggets's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-15-06
Location: Bay City, MI
Posts: 13,440
iTrader: (13)
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Default

I use an air hammer to vibrate the living shit out of the part. Sometimes I have to heat and beat and the last resort is a tie rod fork. If I'm discarding the tie rod I go for the fork a little sooner.
Nuggets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 13th, 2014, 10:17 PM   #8
1TFROT
Senior Member
 
1TFROT's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-04-09
Location: chi-town
Posts: 1,374
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by xj4life View Post
Pickle fork or the two hammer trick

this and maybe a slide hammer
1TFROT is online now   Reply With Quote
Old July 13th, 2014, 10:46 PM   #9
Strider
Senior Member
 
Strider's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-07-07
Location: Holland, MI
Posts: 804
iTrader: (18)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via Skype™ to Strider
Default

It helps a lot to have a buddy apply downward pressure with a long pry bar while you hit the side of the arm. It rarely takes more than a couple good hits. Leave the nut on a few threads so your buddy doesn't hurt one of you with a rapidly moving pry bar.
Strider is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > General Tech

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:01 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Page generated in 0.15804 seconds with 48 queries