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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-22-2018, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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Pitman Arm Question

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Hello all. I'm replacing the steering gear in my car and figured I'd replace the Pitman Arm while I'm at it. I ordered a new one from Hubbard's, but something seems a little off. See pics. Will this slight difference in geometry completely screw up my front suspension in terms of alignment, camber, etc.? Do pitman and even need replacement? Thanks in advance.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-22-2018, 01:16 PM
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Pittman Arms have no moving parts and there for they can not wear out. Yes a change in the shape affects the overall geometry. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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I'm with Dave. Tie rods, idler, center link are wear items.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-23-2018, 06:44 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the replies. Got the old pitman off, cleaned up, and ready to go on the new steering gear.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-23-2018, 09:13 AM
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Are you sure the new pitman arm is for power steering and not manual or the other way around? The output shaft location is not exactly the same between manual gear box and power gear boxes, so you have to make sure you have the right one for your application.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-23-2018, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
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Yep. SKU 6570PA from Hubbard's is a pitman for 65-70 with power steering. Not sure why they are so different.

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