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New Steering Box and Pitman install help
#1
I got a new steering gear and pitman arm.

I need help on installing the pitman arm.
How do I know what position the pitman arms gets installed?
It has notches but it seems that it could be installed in 4 different positions.
I'd like to install the pitman arm before bolting the steering box onto the car.
Also, does it just bolt on or do I need the Insertion/puller tool.

Any help appreciated!
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#2
From memory the pitman arm only go's on one way due to the way the splines line up. When I've done them in the past I fit the pitman arm onto the steering box shaft and then useing a large socket as a drift, which fits over the steering box shaft, and clears the spline grooves of the arm, tap the arm fully on with a hammer, hitting the end of the socket to drive the arm home, somthing they go on easily other times you really need to belt them on.

Anything is possible, It just takes time and MONEY....
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#3
I would not hammer on the sector shaft of a steering box. Let the nut pull it down when you tighten it. Lightly lube the splines. That also makes it easier to remove later since it's a wear item.

1973 Mach 1 Q code 351 4V, 9A paint, standard interior, 3.50 rear, C6 trans.
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#4
I agree with TOTALLED. I am putting one on now and it can only go on one way. Then just torque the nut to spec. Don't forget the lock washer too.
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