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    Replacing the TJ steering box with a Durango one. Broke the pitman arm puller on the TJ box. Any ideas getting thing off now?

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    Air chisel maybe?
    Or ask around to see if anyone's got a stock pa laying around (I don't, sorry).

    Edit: If you've got another running vehicle, head over to Belvoir's Hobby Shop. They've got some pretty good pullers there.

    On a side note, did you find the durango box around here locally?
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    This is the only time you will see me do this: recommend the ft. myer auto shop.

    The have the best pitman arm puller I have ever seen. I've broken three different types of pullers, but there's was good to hook. Instead of just having two pieces that take all the pressure, its more of a all encompassing piece that slides on and pulls it right ff.

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    Mine was a pain to get off too. Try a pickle fork. Coupled with a trusty BFH, mine came right off




    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffb_79 View Post
    On a side note, did you find the durango box around here locally?
    I got my Durango box from NAPA. It wasnt too bad. 2 years ago it was like 180
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    using a pickle fork will pull the shaft out of the gear box and pitman arm will still be on. Use a good pitman arm puller and preferable a air gun. tighten the puller up good and then hit the side of the pitman arm with BFH a few times. tights some more and hit again alternating sides if possible. doing this will lossen it up. I am unsure of meyers tools but I have removed many with my shops tools using this method.

    IF YOU WANT TO SAVE YOUR GEAT BOX DO NOT USE A PICKLE FORK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobbyshopass View Post
    IF YOU WANT TO SAVE YOUR GEAT BOX DO NOT USE A PICKLE FORK.
    He wasnt saving it, he said he was replacing it with a Durango box.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Barry;
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    '07 JK, lifted, armored, slow... the usual

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    We have had the same problem with a few Jeeps. Some pitman arms come right off others don't. My friend Walt used a torche to heat the pitman up, it worked for him ( I am not saying I recommend this). He broke three pitman arm pullers before he did that though. My husband could not get the stock arm off of the Durango box he had. He bought an AGR box that we just installed on Saturday. Good upgrade on the Durango steering box, I did the same thing on my TJ. The best part is it cost $100.00!

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    HEAT!!!!! Warm it up and then blast it with a pickle fork since tyou aren't worried about damaging the old box.
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    you need a good pittman puller, a BFH and an impact......

    I like to use other people's tools, so autoshop is a good 4 dollars spent. plus air, and impact, etc at those places.....

    otherwise I avoid them.
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    I gave up fellas.
    The TJ box was leaking so the Durango upgrade using the old pitman arm was my fix.
    So now bought a new drop pitman arm to go on the Durango box and I'll tackle this project again this weekend.
    Good news though.
    There will be on the market soon a TJ box with an integrated drop pitman and the always sought after perpetual fluid exchange option. First come, first serve/ best offer.

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