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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 7th, 03, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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I installed my subframe and all the front suspension a few weeks ago, all that I need to install is the center link and the power steering gear box. I removed the large nut on top of the pitman arm and proceeded to remove the pitman arm. I was unaware that my dad had a special puller tool to remove it so I gave it a few raps with a hammer. I ended up removing it the rigth way with the puller, but fear I bent the first thread of the shaft, so now I cant get the nut back on the shaft. Do i need to replace the gear box now? If so can I use a manual box insted of the power one? I intend to drag my car and cruise it most of the time so power steering is a plus but if I broke the damn thing Ill take what I can get. How should I fix the shaft? I think my nuts threads are in bad shape too from trying to get it on the shaft.

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In the past, i've used a fine file and cleaned up the thread that was boogerd. It takes time and patience but is better than replacing the steering box. Just file some, try the fit, file some, try the fit, you get the idea.

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Clean up the threads and assemble. The beat up portion of the threads might not even be engaged in the nut after instalation.

Oh, yeah....Put the hammer away!

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 8th, 03, 02:17 PM
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Just incase you have to replace it I saw a s/box on ebaymotors. Here's the link. Less than 2 hours to go at this time!

It's manual

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...category=10076

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