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Hello all,

My 85 has developed a steering leak at the pitman shaft seal, bad enough now it empties the reservoir inside of 2 miles. Replacing the seals seems pretty easy, if I can find the parts, but I lack a few things. A socket large enough to remove pitman shaft and I'm guessing by hand no impact it will be nearly impossible, a puller to remove the arm itself and a snap ring plier for the seal retainer.

Seems it can be done in car and I'd like too, I can't pay some shop a million dollars to do this but I need my car, it is just undriveable.....again. Rag in gas tank and a match anyone?  

Let me know if anyone has the stuff to do this? I would appreciate it. Thanks!



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When u are ready you are welcome to come here.

Just let it get a little warmer!!



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Thanks, wish you were closer, no way I can get the car that far. I went through 3 pint bottles just going the 6 miles from work to home and it was empty again when I parked! I very much appreciate the offer though.

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Get some of this. You will make it here.

 

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Tim, too bad your not in the Buffalo area, I have all the tools to fix it.

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Any idea what size socket you will need?



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I can borrow a puller from work, & I got the snap ring pliers in my set. I'm off saturday btw :)



-- Edited by RedNightmare on Thursday 27th of December 2012 11:52:14 PM

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RedNightmare wrote:

Any idea what size socket you will need?


 The pitman arm nut is 1 5/16"



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Supposed to see some snow today......no

Yes, 1 5/16 and mostly impossible without an impact wrench.

I may have a way to get it done tomorrow, not sure yet....

Thanks



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k well I'm off all weekend & monday if you need a hand..



-- Edited by RedNightmare on Saturday 29th of December 2012 11:43:49 AM

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