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Old 08-27-2009, 11:41 PM
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Anyone know what size nut it is? I would like to Find one online, I've looked but no luck yet...
I saw it in here one time. Maybe if you do a search...It sounds like the arm is not tight on the spline so it is working on the nut. Maybe a worn spline. Also, the nut might be bottoming out due to the shaft being pulled too far out which could be corrected by a spacer/washer. The spline can wear from a loose nut so it is just a vicious cycle. A washer would also keep the arm from working directly on the nut. Make it safe.
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Old 08-28-2009, 12:03 AM
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For your safety and others on the road make sure you use the proper grade of nut and lock washer. use the wrong one and you can end up killing some one or yourself. I would get the nut from the dealer and make sure you torque it to specs. Steering and suspensions are not the place for novice experimenting. I get nervous every time I see a raised truck going down the road wondering if it was safely put together.
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Old 08-28-2009, 01:32 AM
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I think its a large metric size that nobody carries? Hard to find large sockets at an auto parts store or Sears. Been there done that!
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I put on a pro comp 6" lift a few months ago and every week or two I have to crawl under the truck and tighten up that damm pit man arm nut...I can tell when it starts to get loose because the steering wheel gets sloppy...I have put red loctite and have gotten that nut as tight as I can get it with about a 3ft tube on the end of my wrench for extra leverage and still comes loose! anyone else have this problem? any solutions? I'm just about to grab my welder and fix it that way but there must be a better way!

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The nut for the steering box on pitman arm is a one time use. I had the same problem and had to replace the nut.
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