Hello and welcome to Packard Motor Car Information! If you're new here, please register for a free account.  
Login
Username:

Password:

Remember me



Lost Password?

Register now!
FAQ's
Main Menu
Recent Forum Topics
Who is Online
35 user(s) are online (26 user(s) are browsing Forums)

Members: 1
Guests: 34

PackardDon, more...
Helping out...
PackardInfo is a free resource for Packard Owners that is completely supported by user donations. If you can help out, that would be great!

Donate via PayPal
Video Content
Visit PackardInfo.com YouTube Playlist

Donate via PayPal




Bob
#1
Home away from home
Home away from home

Bob
See User information
OK...here goes... This is my first effort at a blog.
Our car was supposedly restored back in the 70s or 80s so it is not a rust bucket.
I acquired it in '98 and drove it minimally.Unfortunately, it developed a crack in the block from the valve seat to the cylinder, so to make a long story short, I pulled the engine and had it professionally restored.
Before installing the engine, I figured it made sense to rework some wiring and the Bijur system. In the process I realized that the steering wheel took two arms to turn a few degrees. Certainly a major problem.
I conferred with a couple of experts who told me that the problem is a bushing in the steering box....which is my current dilemma.
To remove the steering box, one must remove the pitman arm.
I would welcome advice on how to get it off.

Attach file:



jpg  20220108_163427.jpg (3,241.36 KB)
441_61e7682282929.jpg 4032X2268 px

Posted on: 1/18 20:25
 Top  Print 
 


Re: Bob
#2
Home away from home
Home away from home

Stewart Ballard
See User information
You didn't state the make and model of your Packard but normally one would use a pitman arm removal tool. Any parts store will carry it.

Attach file:



jpg  PitmanArmRemover.jpg (24.36 KB)
5209_61e781a8c8817.jpg 450X450 px

Posted on: 1/18 22:13
Stewart Ballard
 Top  Print 
 


Re: Bob
#3
Home away from home
Home away from home

JeromeSolberg
See User information
Autozone and O'Reilly's will even loan you one, no charge.

Posted on: 1/18 22:25
 Top  Print 
 


Re: Bob
#4
Forum Ambassador
Forum Ambassador

Ozstatman
See User information
Quote:
Stewart Ballard wrote: You didn't state the make and model of your Packard....
In the Registry is Bob's '25 Six Sedan

Posted on: 1/18 22:30
Mal
/o[]o\
====

Bowral, Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia
"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

What's this?
Put your Packard in the Packard Vehicle Registry!
Here's how!
Any questions - PM or email me at ozstatman@gmail.com
 Top  Print 
 


Re: removing pitman arm on 326 sedan
#5
Home away from home
Home away from home

Bob
See User information
Ooops! Our Packard is a Third Series SIX 326 Sedan .
What I neglected to say is that the body and sheet metal is NOT removed, so the splash shield is in place and the picture shows the metal 1/2" from the end of the shaft. Absolutely NO way to get a standard puller on it.
I am wondering if anyone has used a pickle fork to drive the arm off the shaft?!?

Thanks for all the input.

Bob

Posted on: 1/18 23:31
 Top  Print 
 


Re: removing pitman arm on 326 sedan
#6
Forum Ambassador
Forum Ambassador

Owen_Dyneto
See User information
I've used a pickle fork to remove Pitman arms, though not on cars as early as yours. Sure, give it a try.

Posted on: 1/19 8:59
 Top  Print 
 








Search
Recent Photos
Photo of the Day
1932 Packard model 905 twin-six sedan at PPG
Recent Registry
Website Comments or Questions?? Click Here Copyright 2006-2021, PackardInfo.com All Rights Reserved