I AM TOLD MY TRUCK NEEDS A PITTMAN ARM TO OBTAIN...

1998 Chevrolet S-10

Tiny

Anonymous

February, 18, 2013 AT 9:22 PM

I AM TOLD MY TRUCK NEEDS A "PITTMAN ARM TO OBTAIN A PROPER FRONT END ALIGNMENT. WHAT IS A PITTMAN ARM?

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Tiny

caradiodoc

February, 19, 2013 AT 1:29 AM

That's the steering arm that comes off the bottom of the steering gear box. It has a ball and socket that allows the linkages to turn and pivot. While they do get sloppy, the wheels can still be aligned. What they can't do is perfectly center the steering wheel.

Your truck is notorious for eating ball joints. They typically only last two years. I suspect your mechanic already checked them and would have said something. It's worth double-checking if no mention was made of them.

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