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I've seen a few topics on PBB.com about getting yota pitman arms off... consensus is that it's a REAL bugger! If you are going to be using a different pitman arm, just cut that one off. Otherwise, put the pitman arm puller on, tighten it down good, and then give it a few whacks with a hammer. Tighten it down again, whack it a few times again, and keep going at it. Heat or PB blaster might be helpful too.
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I've seen a few topics on PBB.com about getting yota pitman arms off... consensus is that it's a REAL bugger! If you are going to be using a different pitman arm, just cut that one off. Otherwise, put the pitman arm puller on, tighten it down good, and then give it a few whacks with a hammer. Tighten it down again, whack it a few times again, and keep going at it. Heat or PB blaster might be helpful too.

yep tried all that junk..

did they mention if it was tapered? like the shaft?
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Beard.. I'm VERY impressed with what your doing. Keep up the good work. Maybe next time we won't put a ' for sale ' sign on your tailgate out on Stones lawn , we'll just take the whole damn truck :)
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Beard.. I'm VERY impressed with what your doing. Keep up the good work. Maybe next time we won't put a ' for sale ' sign on your tailgate out on Stones lawn , we'll just take the whole damn truck :)

thanks D...

you know now my tailgate is silver... "For Sale" wont show up to well any more, lol

hate to see what you guys will do next
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i am glad you are going at it to look almost stock....instead of the leaf spring front end, i think you will like the coil spring front end....and since the leafs never came stock on a Ranger, the coils look a little stock....
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lookin sweet so far zach
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hmm thats sexii man love the blue on it lol
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i am glad you are going at it to look almost stock....instead of the leaf spring front end, i think you will like the coil spring front end....and since the leafs never came stock on a Ranger, the coils look a little stock....
like the solid front axle looks stock

lookin good beard, just dont rush it, something small always come back to bite you in the ***.
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like the solid front axle looks stock

lookin good beard, just dont rush it, something small always come back to bite you in the ***.
yea well....
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looks good zach
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like the solid front axle looks stock

lookin good beard, just dont rush it, something small always come back to bite you in the ***.

I'm trying to rush it. lol ill fix it later if i have to, otherwise if i dont get it on soon i need to dump 500$ minimum into my current suspension. and well that is a waste

but i've pretty much got everything figured out that needs to be until we start.
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i am glad you are going at it to look almost stock....instead of the leaf spring front end, i think you will like the coil spring front end....and since the leafs never came stock on a Ranger, the coils look a little stock....

except that part that my headlights shine over a stock 2wd ranger
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yep tried all that junk..

did they mention if it was tapered? like the shaft?
Does the shaft taper where it gets larger towards the box or away from the box? I don't remember a whole lot, I just remember what I told you... sorry man! It might be easier with the box attached to something?
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Does the shaft taper where it gets larger towards the box or away from the box? I don't remember a whole lot, I just remember what I told you... sorry man! It might be easier with the box attached to something?
yea that is what i was asking.

yea we had it in a vice and the vice was bolted to a 300lb bench...

problem with the torch is we dont want to get it too hot and mess the seals up...
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Get a bigger hammer!

Oh and I'd imagine that the shaft the pitman arm slides onto gets larger at towards the steering box itself (the 'top' if you will) so you could attach the pitman arm with some sort of pressure fit in addition to the bolt/castle nut/pin/whatever it is that holds the arm on. Are you going to use a drop pitman arm? Or why do you need to remove the arm?
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Get a bigger hammer!

a press and the torch should do it!
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Get a bigger hammer!
Or why do you need to remove the arm?
I dont know about his pitman arm, but the one that is on my yota box has a built in TRE, so mine needs to removed so i can replace it with a pitman arm that fits a 1 ton chevy TRE.
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I dont know about his pitman arm, but the one that is on my yota box has a built in TRE, so mine needs to removed so i can replace it with a pitman arm that fits a 1 ton chevy TRE.

yea the yota TRE is welded into the end of the pitman arm. we ground the welds off and pulled the TRE out. I am going to try and take a piece of round stock and tapper a hole the size of my jeep TRE and weld that stock into the yota pitman arm.

if that doesnt work then i am back to searching for a pitman arm for the yota box and a TRE that will work.

anyway the pitman arm needs to come out so i can stick it into a lathe and bore the inside clean along with prep it for my piece of stock.
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yea im going to run the 1 ton chevy taper, sky manufacturing makes a pitman arm that fits the toy box and has the chevy taper. my high steer arms are also the 1 ton taper
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yea i need to find an arm like that already made, doubt i will though.
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yea i need to find an arm like that already made, doubt i will though.
im sure someone makes an arm with no hole or taper, that you could buy and drill and taper your self

edit: ill look for one now and get back to you. you need a cherokee taper im guessing?
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Very nice Zach
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mmmmm sexy i like
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thats a sexy buncha parts put together right thur..

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