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Pitman Arm Removal Tool
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: January 05, 2018 07:13AM

I've got a generic tool for removing the pitman arm from the steering gearbox which is actually too big although I've always gotten it to work. I actually bought another one from LS Corvair on EBAY several years ago and was somewhat disappointd that it was the same.
Where can I get one that actually fits well? It doesn't come up for me very often but it did again yesterday. This is the arm that fits on a splined shaft to the steering gearbox pitman arm, not the rubber or nylon bushing on the drag link.
Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com

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Re: Pitman Arm Removal Tool
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: January 05, 2018 07:33AM

I just use a 2 jaw puller with a adjustable bolt stop that wont let the puller jaws open up and slide off, works great.





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Re: Pitman Arm Removal Tool
Posted by: TerribleTed ()
Date: January 05, 2018 02:46PM

I added weld to the jaws of the one that is a little too big and made it smallersmiling smiley

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Re: Pitman Arm Removal Tool
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: January 05, 2018 02:49PM

Good idea, Ted!

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Re: Pitman Arm Removal Tool
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: January 05, 2018 05:36PM

I have found that if you turn the tool so one arm is on the long part of the pitman arm I have had pretty good luck that way.

The weld sound like a good idea! I just may do that with some tool steel rod.

Ken Hand
Handy Car Care
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Re: Pitman Arm Removal Tool
Posted by: jamesolefjensen ()
Date: January 05, 2018 06:45PM

I have a litle Kent Moore tool. I've used it several times to remove pitman arm successfuly. Its also used for removing wheel studs and tie rod ends. I think it's PN J6627-A

Like this one:

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Re: Pitman Arm Removal Tool
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: January 05, 2018 08:23PM

TerribleTed Wrote:
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> I added weld to the jaws of the one that is a
> little too big and made it smallersmiling smiley

x2

Did that to mine as well.


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