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Thread: Pitman arm R&R

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    Default Pitman arm R&R

    Anyone do a pitman arm on a 97 Tahoe? Or similar model? Do you really need to pull the whole steering gear box? Or can you work around it some other way?

    Plan to help a widow change out the pitman arm on her 97 tahoe and really do not want to pull the entire gear box.
    I have already replaced the o2 sensor , to pass emissions.
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    It makes the job alot easier to pull the gearbox, but you can get the job done by removing the lower two gearbox mounting bolts and loosening the upper so the box pivots up.

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    what Boonduff said. They are a pain in the arse to get off.
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    Thanks guys that is exactly what I did and all seems to have gone well. It definitely is a lot cleaner and less time consuming than the alternative.

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    Glad it went well. I have done a few without removing the gear box and there was a good amount of swearing involved.

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    Oh no swearing but a few buggered knuckles . and a bit of blood. but not too bad.

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