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    breakiing pitman arm, power steering joint

    Just need to drop the power steering off the pitman arm but want to avoid damaging it, any tips please.
    Dodge Dart GTS 440 RPM heads .590 cam NA 3150#
    1.44 60ft 6.43 at 106.78, 10.14 at 132.88 mph
    Best ever 60ft 1.36

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    Get a ball joint splitter like this
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Draper-1391...P053T244D5NDB6

    Put it on the joint and tighten it up. I may break the joint straight away. If it doesn't give the joint a tap with a hammer when the splitter is done up tight and it will likley split the joint.
    Last edited by ALLAN R; 11-07-2019, 06:22 PM. Reason: Link not working
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      #3
      Do you know, I think i've got one of those, thanks for reminding me. Most of the time, I use a pickle fork or a hammer to shock it loose but I want to avoid damaging the steering joint.
      Mick
      Dodge Dart GTS 440 RPM heads .590 cam NA 3150#
      1.44 60ft 6.43 at 106.78, 10.14 at 132.88 mph
      Best ever 60ft 1.36

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        #4
        Originally posted by ALLAN R View Post
        Get a ball joint splitter like this
        https://www.amazon.co.uk/Draper-1391...P053T244D5NDB6

        Put it on the joint and tighten it up. I may break the joint straight away. If it doesn't give the joint a tap with a hammer when the splitter is done up tight and it will likley split the joint.
        Yep thats what I've used to do mine in the past, normally works a charm.

        '99 Bright Atlantic Blue Convertible (Stock) & '67 Acapulco Blue Fastback (393 Stroker)
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          #5
          I tend to hit the arm with a soft faced hammer where the ballpoint goes in. Works most of the time

          other option is to rig up a press. Don't like the splitters much as they damage seals although not a problem if you have a replacement
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