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Old Mar 14th, 2019, 15:49   #11
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Did you get one like this George? The ends that go behind the arm have to be quite thin as there is very little room on the Volvo box. I have one of these or similar, and it worked on a Duett box (I think I got it back from you Simon?) It's different to the Volvo type.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/US-PRO-TI...UAAOSws65TodKc
Yes, similar if not the same. If I remember correctly I did have some problems using it but yes,it did the job
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Old Mar 14th, 2019, 21:06   #12
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I prefer the pullers that have the semi-circular base for Pitman arms like this one =>

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OTC-8149-...oAAOSwfcVUF7Mc

The two pronged jobber do work but can also go a bit skewy causing damage to the end of the shaft.

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Tip for access - don't forget about the adjusting screw on the steering box - adjust the screw so the tension in the box goes loose and the Pitman arm comes away from the casing - you then have more space to fit the jaws of the puller (which ever one you choose to use)
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Old Mar 15th, 2019, 09:32   #13
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Penrite Steering box lube..simple , easy , effective and saves stripping down if there is no need.
Use it in mine, its expensive but no leaks
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Old Mar 15th, 2019, 14:43   #14
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An easy solution if it's only a minor leak is to drain the existing lubricant and fill with Land Rover CV joint grease. It works and won't leak out.
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