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1998 chevy z71 4x4 5.7 pitman & idler arm replacement

Discussion in 'General Chevy & GM Tech Questions' started by Chevyforlife, May 9, 2012.

  1. Chevyforlife

    Chevyforlife New Member

    I have a 98 z71, need to replace pitman and idler arm's, looks very easy but the nuts to get them off are almost laying on the frame, no room tto put the puller on the pitman. Any idea's?

  2. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 3 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    I have seen a few guys recommend completely removing the bottom bolts on the steering gear box. Then loosen the top bolts so you can swing it out and get a puller on it to get the pitman arm off.
  3. Boonduff

    Boonduff Member 3 Years 100 Posts

    What he said. It's the only way to do it, other then pulling out the gearbox.

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