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
Automobile(s): 2001 Seville STS, 1990 Seville (RIP), 1972 Sedan Deville
East Boston MA.
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?