Pitman Arm Stud Rotation Not Smooth

Suspension, Steering and Chassis

  1. charliec

    charliec FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    The stud on my pitman arm doesn't rotate smoothly. Even after greasing it up liberally, it still feels like it clicks or snaps as I rotate it in the socket. It moves to all positions, but not like a ball in a socket as I would expect. Almost feels like it's notched on the inside. Is it shot, or does this not matter?
     
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    Vamisk Well-Known Member

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    Can you post a photo of the arm? it's most likely wasted unfortunately.
     
  3. charliec

    charliec FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    I'm not sure how much you can see from this short video, but what I'm trying to show is the definite "clicks" at various positions as i try to rotate the stud. I seems that it should be a smooth rotation of a ball in a joint.

     
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    On one hand that's not good, on the other a ball joint shouldn't easily spin either. It's done for in my opinon.
     
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