Pitman Arms connect the steering linkage to steering column and supports the other end of linkage from the idler arm. Pitman arms also convert the turning movements from the steering gear box to the center link. They are responsible for the back and forth movement that actually steers your tires.
INSTALL LEVEL OF DIFFICULTYMEDIUM/DIFFICULT
How Does it Work?
- Pitman arms function as a support device on a parallelogram type steering system.
- Provide turning movement to other components.
How Is It Made?
- Pitman arms are made with quality materials for durability and long life.
Why Does It Fail?
- Prolonged rough or difficult road conditions.
- Normal driving wear.
What are Symptoms of Failure?
- A worn or damaged pitman arm can cause under car noise.
- Steering that turns more than a quarter inch before it engages the wheels.
- A bad pitman arm can also cause drifting.
- Front-end shimmy.
What Are the Consequences of Failure?
- A damaged or loose pitman arm could cause loss of turning ability.
If you have questions or concerns about pitman arms or any of your vehicle’s components, come into your local Pep Boys where we can answer any question, help you find any part, or perform any vehicle service you might need.