2016 denali pitman arm nut

gmc502

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getting ready to change pitman arm.I measured the nut on the steering box and got ~1.840" or betw. 46 and 47mm.
does this sound about right?

thanks in advance
 

Animals1234

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Sounds about right. The last lml I did i had to order a socket from amazon because I thought they were the same as 01-10
 

gmc502

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well,I got it done.I have a fisher plow push plates and a hellwig swaybar.the 10mm headed swaybar bushings weren't budging so it stayed in place.
turns out,a little heat and a 1 13/16" crows foot and a big azz breaker bar got the nut off.had to remove 2 power steering box bolts and loosen the other one.cut most of the way thru the pitman arm w/ a cutoff wheel and air chiseled to crack it loose.a little prying and it came out.
then pryed on the box to get the new one in.tightened the nut up.
I will say,I did brass drift and hammered on the arm to get a bunch more turns on the nut.
all in all,the job sucked,of coarse my truck set up made it way more difficult
 

TheBac

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Holy shit. I sure hope you dont get a leak from the lower seal on the box from all that.
 

gmc502

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I was hitting straight up to set the pitman arm then tighten.didn't leak in the 30 miles I drove it home.
 

gmc502

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Holy shit. I sure hope you dont get a leak from the lower seal on the box from all that.
just a quick follow up,1000 miles of highway driving and no leakes or unwanted play..think its gonna go another 4-5 yrs,if I own it that long