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    Default 01 1500 Pitman Arm replacing

    I need pointers on replacing my pitman arm .It is a 2x4 01' 1500 suburban. Any been there done that tips appreciated.


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    Default pitman arm replacement

    Not an easy task, however not too difficult. Dont look at the repair manual if you have one, it will tell u to basically dissasemble the front suspension. Easiest way is to use a small grinder with a cutting wheel and split the side of the old pitman arm and then use a long rod to beat it off from above, then use a 1 1/8 wrench(i think) to slowly pull the new pitman arm back up onto the shaft. Shouldnt have to remove anything but the sway bar, skid plates, and left front tire. It will require some force to remove the old one, dont be scared to get a little rough.


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    Does that apply to a 98 sierra gmc 1500, do I fix it the same way

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave23 View Post
    Does that apply to a 98 sierra gmc 1500, do I fix it the same way
    you can do it that way, I replaced the arm on my 98, but I didn't cut anything, I just loosened the castle nut, and used a hammer, like the guy above said, don't be afraid to get rough with it, just make sure that it's the old pitman arm that your hitting, and then on the new pitman arm, just manuver it into place, and use the castle nut to set it in it's seat, and push the cotter pin thru, you may need an alignment depending on the conditions
    1998 Sierra Ext. Cab Z71
    Projector headlights
    Flow Master 40 Series Delta Flow w/ Dual Exhaust
    2" suspenion lift
    camo vynil trim
    camo Z71 decals
    soon to be new tires and rims, and possibly wheel spacers and
    throttle body spacer
    From Oklahoma, Currently in VA.... VA sucks by the way....

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    get a pitman arm puller makes life way easier

    2003 Z71 Silverado LS
    Access roll up cover
    Bed Rails
    Billet Grill insert
    Bed Rug
    CB with PA system
    Waiting to be installed
    Two 8in RF HX2 punch( would have 12s but they got stolen)

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