thanks bro! where do i buy a pittman arm puller?Remove the castle nut, thread it on upside down (to protect the threads on the ball joint), then you can use a pittman arm puller to remove the knuckle from the LCA (and UCA).
I usually use a long flat bar about 1/8" thick to keep the pittman arm puller from rotating as you tighten it and to protect the end of the ball joint. Beware that sometimes it takes a LOT of pressure to get the ball joint to pop free. Sounds like a gun going off when it finally lets loose. I've never had a pittman arm puller break, but a friend did have one shatter when he was using. He had to change his pants afterward.
yeah i rented one from auto zone, but last night i sprayed wd-40 around the ball joint and it only took like 2 rotations with the pittman arm puller, i didnt need a hammer or leverage pipe. it came off really easy lol.Around here, Autozone and O'Reilly's has them.
hahahah i appreciate it bro! and im trying!You might be young for a while but hopefully you don't stay dumb for long and learn from the forum!
So just a few tips: there's a newbie thread for simple questions; the archive is packed with good threads and resources; try making your thread titles more succinct. (I went ahead and changed it for you.)
Good deal. I've had some come out that easy, but I've also had some that required so much pressure that I was really scared turning the wrench further because the friggin pittman arm puller was under so much pressure. When it finally let loose, you'd swear a gun went off. :lol:yeah i rented one from auto zone, but last night i sprayed wd-40 around the ball joint and it only took like 2 rotations with the pittman arm puller, i didnt need a hammer or leverage pipe. it came off really easy lol.