Having problems with your 1997 GMC Jimmy ?

Need pitman arm replaced and idler arm replaced

\015 I went to get new tires for my 1997 Jimmy and they told me they could not align the wheels until the pitman and idler arms were replaced. To save some money, I was wondering how I would go about replacing these pieces.\015 Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 09-12-2019

Answers :

The idler isn't bad, Remove cotter pin going through the nut, take off nut, you need a seperator tool to pull apart the arm from the center link, once that is done, remove the two bolts holding it to the frame, remove arm, installation is just reverse.
\015\012The pitman arm is a little more to it. Do the same, remove cotter pin, take off nut, and seperate it from the rod, now there is big nut holding it on to the bottom of the steering box, take that nut off (some are a real pain), you will need a pitman arm puller to get it off. Note the position of the arm, need to put new one in same place, pull it off slow, sometimes seals will come with it, put seals back in same way, if they come out. Put some grease on splined shaft, tap new arm on until you can get nut on, tighten up with nut. Hopefully you have any problems. Good luck.
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