Pitman Arm Question

Discussion in 'The whoa and the sway.' started by Clarkie, Apr 19, 2020.

  1. Clarkie

    Clarkie Well-Known Member

    I am seriously thinking about converting my '72 Stage 1 Replica to disc brakes and while I'm at it, I'd re-build the steering mechanism, too. I assume that the pitman arm is specific to manual vs power steering. My car is a manual steering car. Anyone with experience with the pitman arm from Proforged that I have in the link?

    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/pof-103-10045/year/1972/make/buick/model/skylark

    Any help/advice you can give would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    The pitman arm is a non wear item. So no need to replace it unless your switching to power steering
     
  3. Clarkie

    Clarkie Well-Known Member

    That's good to know, thanks, Jason. Everything else should be fair game, right? Drag link, idler, tie rods, etc.
     
  4. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    Depending on miles the idler arm is almost always worn. The drag link you can check, same with tie rods. Lower ball joints are the second most worn item, followed by upper A-arm bushings in my opinion.
     

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