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Old 10-10-2012, 07:39 PM
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Tool to remove pitman arm from center tie rod?

Since it's at an angle and headers are right above it I can't seem to extract it using two different tools I have.

Anybody did this job have a right tool that has enought clearance to grab it properly and push it out?
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:59 PM
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I got mine off (E23) by turning the steering until exposed. My puller got it off fine (daughter doing the wrenching). The whole center link fell on her and she was dragged out from under the car by the ankles (uninjured: just too heavy for her to lift) - what a hoot!! We could then remove the idler arm and housing from the body.
The puller I have/used for this is pitman arm specific and has clamps to hold the puller legs together.
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I got mine off (E23) by turning the steering until exposed. My puller got it off fine (daughter doing the wrenching). The whole center link fell on her and she was dragged out from under the car by the ankles (uninjured: just too heavy for her to lift) - what a hoot!! We could then remove the idler arm and housing from the body.
The puller I have/used for this is pitman arm specific and has clamps to hold the puller legs together.
Do you have a link to it on Amazon or whatever? I have different kind of pullers but neither could clear the little angle and I don't want to get a smaller one just to see if it works.

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