Sounds like you are binding up, I'd actually tighten it back up as much as possible to try to level it out, and try removal again.
Keep going like that and you're gonna mess up the groves on the steering shaft, then you really got problems.
You sure both of the pullers arms are getting a good grip ?
There is no way a pitman should be offering that much resistance unless it is binded, or otherwise warped.
Last edited by xray99; 11-07-2009 at 08:43 PM.