Pitman Arm Removal
M-Series Tab Lock Retainer
On some installations it is necessary to remove the pitman arm before the steering gear is removed from the
chassis. Proper removal of the pitman arm will avoid damage to the steering gear, pitman arm and retainer.
Small ball peen hammer
Small tapered punch
5/8" allen head socket
3/4" allen head socket
Ball stud removal tool
Cotter pin puller or pliers
3 - Jaw puller & suitable wrench
3 lb. Hammer
FOR OTHER EQUIPMENT, TOOLS OR SAFETY PROCEDURES ALWAYS FOLLOW
THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER'S PROCEDURES FOR LIFTING AND
Vehicle Manufacturer's Service Manual
R. H. Sheppard Co. Maintenance and Troubleshooting Video (Optional)
Steps 1, 2, & 3 of this procedure are only required if the steering gear and pitman arm are
mounted on the vehicle.
Park the vehicle on a clean, dry, solid surface-preferably concrete. Set the parking brake and block the wheels.
Tilt the cab or hood using the procedure in the Vehicle Manufacturer's Service Manual.
Remove the drag link from the pitman arm using the procedure in the Vehicle Manufacturer's Service Manual.
Use the small punch and ball peen hammer
to bend the 2 restraining tabs out of the
retainer so the retainer can be removed