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1999 Chevy Tahoe: sits..a pitman arm puller on it

Customer Question

How to remove pitman arm on 1999 Chevy Tahoe. It sits above a frame crossmember which prevents putting a pitman arm puller on it.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  JOHN aka Eauto replied 8 years ago.


Customer: replied 8 years ago.
It is aXXXXX
Expert:  JOHN aka Eauto replied 8 years ago.

I usually unbolt or loosen the steering box to make it easier



  • Tools Required
  • J24319-01 Universal Steering Linkage Puller
  • J29107-A Universal Pitman Arm Puller
  • J 6632-01 Pitman Arm Puller
  • J 29193 Steering Linkage Installer (12 mm)
    1. Raise the vehicle.
    2. Suitably support the vehicle with jack stands.
    3. Remove the relay rod nut from the Pitman arm ball stud. Do NOT reuse the nut.
    4. Use the J24319-01 in order to remove the relay rod (10) from the Pitman arm ball stud. Notice: Do not hammer on the pitman arm, pitman arm shaft or puller. Damage to the pitman arm or steering gear may result.
    5. Remove the power steering gear. Mark the Pitman arm (1) and the Pitman shaft in order to ensure the proper alignment at assembly.
    6. Use the J 6632-01 or the J 29107-A in order to remove the Pitman arm from the steering gear Pitman shaft.
    7. Inspect the ball stud threads for damage.
    8. Inspect the ball stud seals for excessive wear.
    9. Clean the threads on the ball stud.



    1. Install the Pitman arm (1) on the Pitman shaft.
    2. Align the marks made at removal.
    3. Install the Pitman arm washer and the Pitman arm nut (8).
      • Tighten the Pitman arm nut to 250 Nm (184 ft. lbs.).

    Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.

    1. Install the steering gear to the frame of the vehicle.
    2. Install the relay rod (10) to the Pitman arm ball stud.
    3. Make sure the seal is on the stud.
      • Tighten the J 29193 or the J 29194 to 62 Nm (48 ft. lbs.) in order to seat the tapers.
    1. Remove the J 29193 or the J 29194.
    2. Install the new prevailing torque nut.
      • Tighten the new prevailing torque nut to 62 Nm (46 ft. lbs.).
    1. Lower the vehicle.



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Category: Chevy
Satisfied Customers: 16039
Experience: ase tech
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Relist: I still need help.
Expert:  Anthony replied 8 years ago.
This image goes with Johns post. There arent anymore instructions to send you.graphic
Expert:  JOHN aka Eauto replied 8 years ago.
what are you having trouble with?