Cadillac Catera and Cimarron Forum Discussion, pitman arm confusion after alignment attempt. in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I went to get an alignment on my 98 Catera after new struts n shocks all around and they informed ...
I went to get an alignment on my 98 Catera after new struts n shocks all around and they informed me my outer left tierod & pitman arm are gone. My question is how can a pitman are go with no bushing or anything. ? Were thinking guy got idler arm n pitman mixed up n its really the bushing in the idler that's gone. Any insight or comments. (loudspeaker)Elvin to the forum paging elvin to the forum pls. lol
Pitman arm???The car has rack and pinion steering, there is no pitman (or idler) arm. Time for a new shop.
That said, pitman arms don't have a bearing or bushing to wear out where they connect to the steering gear, but they do have a ball and socket joint where they connect to the linkage. That's what fails.
Lol hey elvin how Ru. Ya i don't know what to do lol spend money to change a pitman that prolly doesn't need it. Or replace just outer tierod and take back and try alignment and tell shop i did both. Pitman will be a used part if i do because i have a full parts car but tierod i bought new.
How did ur rear end parts change go with those new expensive parts lol. Find any other issues?