Pitman Arms connect to the steering gear on a recirculating-ball steering system and transmit the force from there to the center (drag) link. They connect via ball joints and also support the center (drag) link.
The Pitman Arm does not have many parts, and as such is a fairly sturdy part of the steering system. Common problems include rusting and the ball joint which connects it to the center link wearing out. When the ball joint wears out, steering can become loose and will continually deteriorate until replaced.
Replacing a Pitman Arm may be an easy or difficult repair, depending on the vehicle.
We sell a wide variety of quality Pitman Arms from these manufacturers: