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I have read other threads that give "mileage guidance".....Just wondering how much movement justifies replacing the arms.

I'm getting excessive tire wear on the outside of the front passenger tire. I jacked up the truck to check the front end. I am getting approximately 1/8 to 1/4 inch of "play" in the extreme end of the idler and pitman arm. The movement is in both axis as I push/pull about 20-30lbs of force on the tire.

Does that warrant replacing them. I am planning on getting the braces and new tires soon. I just didn't know if I need to replace the arms.

Thanks in advance.


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if your getting that kind of play at the joints replace them they need it.install the brace when you do them its much faster to do them all.
 

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I have read other threads that give "mileage guidance".....Just wondering how much movement justifies replacing the arms.

I'm getting excessive tire wear on the outside of the front passenger tire. I jacked up the truck to check the front end. I am getting approximately 1/8 to 1/4 inch of "play" in the extreme end of the idler and pitman arm. The movement is in both axis as I push/pull about 20-30lbs of force on the tire.

Does that warrant replacing them. I am planning on getting the braces and new tires soon. I just didn't know if I need to replace the arms.

Thanks in advance.


2005 Duramax 4 door 4x4 bone stock.
Like cjsho said, replace both the Idler and Pitman and install the Pitman and Idler support kit. Let us know if we can help with the P&I support kit.
 
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