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Pitman Arms

 

Pitman Arms

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.

What is a Pitman Arm and how does it work

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 the 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 implications of failure?

  • A damanged or loose pitman arm could cause loss of turning ability.
  • Damaged.

How difficult is the install?

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Note: Installation difficulty can vary depending on vehicle type.

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