Idler and Pitman arm


Old 05-23-05, 08:46 PM
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Idler and Pitman arm

A mechanic told me I needed the Idler and Pitman arm replace on my 94 Chevy Silverado. I like to do alot of the work myself if I can so can anyone tell me what they look like and how can I tell if they need to be changed.
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Old 05-24-05, 10:47 AM
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pitman arm bolts to the splined shaft on the steering gear box and attaches to the centerlink idler arm attaches to centerlink on the passenger side and is bolted to the frame.
you will want a pitman arm puller and a fork to aid in replacing the parts they will usually cause excessive steering wheel play or side to side wheel play when either of these components wear out.
Old 06-10-05, 07:02 PM
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Have someone sit in the vehicle while you look underneath. It doesn't have to be running. Have them move the steering wheel back and forth quickly, just enough to move the wheels. Look at the idler and pitman. If they need replacing you will see alot of movement in them before the motion is transmitted to the wheels.

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