Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: S.Glens Falls,N.Y.
Vehicle: 1999 Dodge Dakota
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Idler Arm replacement Question(s)
Hey everybody! hope all is good,I however am about to send this F"in P.O.S. Dak to the yard.I know it's not the truck's fault but I am getting really tired of everything I look at needing to be replaced.I am in the process of getting the truck ready to plow for winter.I jacked the front of the truck, found around ohhh a shitload of play in the front end and realized the Pitman arm is toast.I get the part in hand and crawl under.I grab my 1 1/4 wrench and it wont fit, shit.... get my big crecent wrench and grab on to the nut and it will not budge.My questions are,Anybody know what size the nut is that holds it to the steering box?Second question, is it normal thread or is it backwards?I for the life of me cannot believe it's THAT tight.I really dont want to pull the steering box,I have enough to do now.I have inner and outer tie rods,ball joints,Upper AND lower,Shocks and control arm bushings all ready to go,I just wanted to get the Pitman in first.Thanks for any help !!!!!
1999 Dakota 5.2, 3.92 gear 31x10.5 tire Curtis 7.5' poly plow.
At least I only push snow,If I drove Ford I would be pushing the truck too.....
I work on them all.......And they all suck when they break....
Last edited by FEFD17; 11-05-2010 at 08:50 PM.