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97-03 F-150 4x4 Pitman Arm Removal and Installation


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Pitman Arm Removal & Installation To Remove: 1) Deactivate air suspension (if equipped) 2) Safely raise and support the vehicle. ...



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Old 02-24-2011, 05:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Pitman Arm
Removal & Installation

To Remove:

1) Deactivate air suspension (if equipped)
2) Safely raise and support the vehicle.
3) Remove or disconnect the following:
  • Skid plate (if equipped)
  • Plastic cover from intermediate shaft to steering gear and remove intermediate shaft from steering gear with the bolt (4WD Vehicles)
  • Cotter pin and steering sector shaft arm drag link castellated nut
  • Steering shaft arm drag link using special tool
4) Make alignment marks between steering gear sector shaft and steering gear sector shaft arm.
5) Remove or disconnect the following:
  • Nut connecting steering gear sector shaft arm to sector shaft
  • Steering gear to frame mounting bolts
  • Return line (allowing fluid to drain) from steering gear by sliding spring clamp
  • Pressure line from steering gear
  • Steering gear
  • Steering gear sector shaft arm by positioning gear in a vise and using special tool
To Install:

1) Install or connect the following:
  • Steering gear sector shaft arm
    A) Torque to: 173-233 ft. lbs. (234-316 Nm)
  • Steering gear to vehicle
    A) Torque to: 50-67 ft. lbs. (68-92 Nm)
  • Pressure line to steering gear
  • Return line to steering gear
  • Steering gear sector shaft arm to sector shaft aligning marks
  • Steering shaft arm drag link with nut and cotter pin
  • Intermediate shaft to steering gear with the bolt (4WD Vehicles)
  • Plastic cover to intermediate shaft to steering gear (4WD Vehicles)
  • Skid plate (if equipped)
2) Reactivate air suspension (if equipped).
3) Lower the vehicle.


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Old 02-24-2011, 05:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Yeah, now I need to find a write-up for a Idler arm but it's not in my two books of knowledge.. as you can tell I need to do these to my truck lol


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