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Old December 30th, 2007, 11:57 AM   #1
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Default yj front lift leaf and steering box questions

do the bigger bushings go in the shackels or to the frame? the the stock leafs were off when i got there so i don't know how they go.

yes this is the bumbest thing i'v had to ask yet.

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Old December 30th, 2007, 12:00 PM   #2
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while i'm at it whats the best way to get the power steering box and pitman arm off? box needs to be replaced.
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Old December 30th, 2007, 04:05 PM   #3
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depends on your spring eye, but the frame bushing hole should be 1.25"
if you are replacing the steering box remove the draglink from the pitman arm, remove the steering shaft from the box, disconnect the power steering lines then remove the bolts from the driver side of the front frame horn. I would just get a new pitman arm as the old ones can be a pain in the ass to get off and for the money its cheaper than trying to reuse the old one. my .02
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Old December 30th, 2007, 04:32 PM   #4
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rent a pitmen arm puller, slam it several times with a impact hammer, if this doesn't work heat and try again, its best to rent the puller, I tried for 6 hours with my ford using a 3 arm puller.
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Old December 30th, 2007, 11:47 PM   #5
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For the pitman, rent a puller like mentioned but instead of heating (touch much will screw up the seals) Run the puller on good and tight and then with a metal hammer, hit the pitman arm around the the pump shaft. Hit it a few time not to hard but not soft either. Buzz the impact again and repeat the hitting , repeat until BAM suddenly it will pop loose.

Ph make sure you keep the nut threaded a couple turns on cuz sometimes the pitman arm will shoot off.
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