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06-09-2011, 02:27 PM #11
Another strange question. I'm literally one bolt away from being complete. I first lined up the center link with the pitman and idler arms and snug the bolts per 70lbs I believe on the torque wrench. But when I went to attach the lower center link the bolt holes would not line up no matter how much pushing or pulling I tried. The picture below the lower bolt would not thread.
I remove the nuts from the idler and pitman and attached the lower center link first this time, and there is enough room to attach the upper portion. Just wondering if it is strange at all that there will be a tension/load on the idler and pitman when I re-attach the bolts to the idler and pitman.
06-09-2011, 02:58 PM #12
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Providing the replacement pitman & idler are the same exact dimensions as the originals, then what you are feeling is the resistance in the joints. But this is a good thing because you want them to be tight, not sloppy & worn like the old ones.
Last edited by stephan; 06-09-2011 at 03:02 PM.1988 Chevy C-3500 2wd (no pic)
350 c.i. 5.7 L Stock Block, 4 Bolt Mains
L-31 Vortec Heads, Edelbrock Cam & Intake,
Holley 650, Flowtech Headers, Magnaflow exh.
Jet Trans 700R4, B&M Ratchet, 4:10 gears,
3" susp. lift kit "shadetree"
No rev limiter, No speed limiter lol
06-09-2011, 03:07 PM #13
Just wondering, whos the lift kit manufacture??:cool:
2005 Chevy Silverado Z71 Crew Cab
6" Skyjacker lift w/Edlebrock dual front remote resoviour shocks, single rear remote. Rancho skid-plate.
17" x 9" M/T Classic Lock Wheels, 35" BFG A/T or M/T tires
4.10 PercisionGears w/factory locker, T/A Performance rear-end cover
Banks CAI intake, ported throttlebody, JBA coated headers, over-sized Magnaflow cats, Magnaflow cat back exhaust, Diablo tuned
B&M aluminum deep transmission pan
Warn brush guard w/Warn 9.5 XP winch, PIAA bulbs, Line-X bedliner, AWS Black tool chest, Extang tonneau cover
Weather Tech floor mats
Cover-Craft seat covers
Dash mat cover
Formula One window tint
One black Lab in rear seat.
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