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NAPA doesnt carry a pitman arm for my K5?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dammit32, Mar 29, 2005.

  1. dammit32

    dammit32 1/2 ton status

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    Is my K5 getting to old to get parts for it?
     
  2. 1985K20

    1985K20 1/2 ton status

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    Im not sure, but the problem could be the guy behind the counter...sometimes they just dont feel like making the effort to open the right book. :(
     
  3. Silver84k5

    Silver84k5 1/2 ton status

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    go to the junkyard, its cheap... Plus. a pitman arm isnt really a part that gets worn out, so i wouldnt be surprised if you couldnt get one from a parts store.
     
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    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    What pitman arm do you need? A drop pitman arm can usually be special ordered by parts stores if you can get the guy to actually look up the part you need. It will probably be in a book from a lift company not in there computer of parts depending on the store.

    I got my Ford drop pitman arm for crossover steering from Checker.

    Harley
     
  5. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Some pitman arms actually have a ball joint built into them. When the ball joint wears out, you have to replace the entire arm. (My '91 S-10 is like that). But on a K5 pitman arm there isn't anything to wear out, so the demand for them is pretty near zero. If yours is bent or something then a junkyard is probably your best bet (or someone parting out a rig on CK5). :cool1:
     
  6. dammit32

    dammit32 1/2 ton status

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    My pitman arm was loose on the steering box and has seen some bad wear from being that way and doesnt seem to stay tight....seems to like to pivot downwards....I'd feel better with it replaced and a nice nylon locknut on the bolt
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    actualy the factory nut is a crimp style nut. and if the arm is that sloppy the shaft might be bad also.
     
  8. santana

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    Yeah, what he said but if you need one I have one here. PM me if you need it.. ;)
     

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