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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old May 20th, 08, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
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pitman arm: worn out?

I just removed my original pitman arm from a 68 with Power steering. I can wiggle the stud of the pitman arm just a little.....does that mean its worn out? Thx.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old May 20th, 08, 04:10 PM
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Re: pitman arm: worn out?

Hard to wiggle it??

Probably fine.

If it's sloppy like a worn out ball-joint, can it!

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old May 20th, 08, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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Re: pitman arm: worn out?

The wiggle is hardly measurable I would say....less than 1/16 of an inch movement if I move it side to side.
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Re: pitman arm: worn out?

It shouldn't move at all from side to side. I'd replace it as it will move more under load.
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Re: pitman arm: worn out?

I would also replace it. It's been under there for 40 years most likely.
To me, any movement is too much for any front end joint.





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Re: pitman arm: worn out?

Right b/c I meant almost no movement and tight to boot!

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