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Bloose
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 06-26-2006 07:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bloose        Reply w/Quote
I'm working on rebuilding my PS valve. I cannot get it off the pitman arm. What tool is needed for this???

Thanks,
B-loose

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 06-26-2006 07:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
I assume you mean center link? Have you tried smacking the side adjacent to the hole? That usually knocks them loose. If not, a pickle fork will seperate them.

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Bloose
Gearhead

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From: Milwaukee, WI
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 06-26-2006 08:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bloose        Reply w/Quote
This is the power steering control valve. The valve is at the end of the center link on the DS and attaches to the pitman are on the steering gear box.

I tried hitting it on the side, I tried a long bar and hitting it on the stud, and I even tryed heating it. not sure a pickle fork is a good idea for this, I dont want to hurt the valve.

B-loose

Dreamcometrue
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From: New-Brunswick,Canada
Registered: Apr 2004

posted 06-26-2006 08:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dreamcometrue        Reply w/Quote
The only way I could get to mine was to hit hard on the side like Steve said. I was extra careful but I still managed to damage the threads.
But I was able to fix it.
Rino

Bloose
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 06-26-2006 10:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bloose        Reply w/Quote
I got it apart. Hitting it on the side did not work. I pulled the pitman arm from the steering box. Then I removed the whole assembly. After that I clamped the pitman arm in the vice and whacked away at the control valve stud with a brass hammer. That this was REALLY on there. I knocked the whole thing out of the vice 4 times before I got it to pop.

Now it's off and I can finish the front end and get this thing mobile! Funny, I want to get it mobile so I can take it for emmisions and get tags, then it will come ALL apart.

Thanks for the suggestions,
B-loose

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