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Pitman arms/'98 GMC p/u


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02-06-02, 12:10 AM   #1  
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Pitman arms/'98 GMC p/u

Need to replace Pitman arm and ball joints, What's the easiest way to go???

 
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02-06-02, 12:16 AM   #2  
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The pitman arm requires a puller. You can rent or buy one from your local autoparts store.

The upper balljoints are riveted in place. You'll need to drill or cut the rivets to remove them. The replacement joints will come with bolts to replace the rivets you remove.

The lower balljoints are pressed in place. You'll need to buy or rent a balljoint press to replace them safely.

If you plan to tackle this job yourself, get a Haynes or Helm manual. You'll need it! This job is not especially difficult, but you need to know what you're doing to avoid hurting your truck or yourself.

 
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02-06-02, 09:58 AM   #3  
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Just out of curiosity how many miles on your '98 GMC?

 
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02-06-02, 02:55 PM   #4  
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Thanks, I think I will try that, but if the top ball joint has no rivets just a nut does that mean it's been done already?

 
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02-06-02, 02:56 PM   #5  
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redneck answer

there is 189000 kms on my GMC

 
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