How to Determine When to Replace a Pitman Arm
A faulty pitman arm can create a very risky situation when an automobile is in motion, as it can cause the front control arms or steering to give way. If this happens while you are driving, you may end up in a very serious accident. Fortunately, you can easily make an inspection that will prevent such an occurrence and you will drive without having to worry.
The pitman arm has joints that you need to inspect regularly in order to determine when you should make a replacement. If you notice that the joint that attaches to the middle of the rod is either sloppy or worn out, then you will need to take immediate action to make a replacement.
Check whether the real source of problem is the pitman itself or the seat’s joint. Look out for any inconsistencies along the path of contact.