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Author Topic: pitman arm  (Read 906 times)
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« on: August 21, 2017, 04:04:04 PM »

I've been told I have...   excessive movement in the pitman arm
are replacement parts readily available (can't see them in Rare Spares listings) or do I need to search for good 2nd hand ones

My mechanic has moved and the wagon will be going into a new mechanic for an inspection next week.
It tends to wander all over the road at the moment
and I've been told (twice now) that the steering box has been adjusted to the maximum

Just wondering what to expect from a steering/suspension (at Least) inspection from my new mechanic

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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2017, 12:37:25 AM »

Hi Graham,
Is it the pitman arm that has excessive movement or the the steering box sector shaft that it's connected to?
If the steering box is adjusted to maximum, does that mean it's worn out causing the car to wander?
Is there excessive free play in the steering wheel (having to rock wheel left to right to keep car steering straight)?
From experience pitman arms rarely wear out.
Most commonly the idler arm wears out.
Give me a call on 0419 813 086.
I can look at it for you this weekend if you like.

Regards Seb

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