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How much does Pitman Arm Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Pitman Arm Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2015 Volkswagen Golf$275$180.38$94.994%$287.88
2009 Suzuki Equator$275$180.38$94.994%$287.88
2014 Ford Flex$202$107.48$94.995%$214.98
2011 Lexus IS350$275$180.38$94.994%$287.88
2006 Lexus IS350$275$180.38$94.994%$287.88
2009 Porsche Boxster$275$180.38$94.994%$287.88

Pitman Arm Replacement Service

What is the Pitman Arm all about?

Not the sexiest of all automotive parts, the Pitman Arm, named after railroad engineer George Pitman, is tasked with steering your car. The Pitman takes the circular motion generated by the sector shaft and converts it so that it can be used to turn the wheels. The Pitman arm, supported by the sector arm, is attached directly to the steering gearbox.

Keep in mind:

  • The Pitman Arm is robust. With proper maintenance, it will last the entire lifetime of your car.

How it's done:

  • The vehicle is raised, secured on jack stands and the front tire removed
  • The defective pitman arm is removed
  • The new pitman arm is installed with a new nut
  • The tire is installed and the vehicle is lowered off of the jack stands
  • The vehicle is road tested for proper steering operation

Our recommendation:

The Pitman Arm needs regular maintenance. If it receives that maintenance, it will easily last the life of your car. However, if you fail to give it regular maintenance, you will find that between 30,000 and 50,000 miles, your car's steering will falter. To prevent this, vehicle owners should have their Pitman Arm inspected regularly. A six-month inspection of the steering gear is more than adequate for most driving. However, if you drive in rough, rocky, off-road or other harsh conditions, the Pitman Arm will deteriorate quickly. It is wise to have it inspected, and replaced, if need be, on a three-month basis if this is the case. This may seem drastic, but remember that if your car's front wheels are taking a pounding, the Pitman Arm, as it sits on the steering gearbox, does too.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Pitman Arm?

  • Excessive play in the steering
  • Irregular or slipping steering
  • Inexact steering or wandering

How important is this service?

If you fail to follow the service recommendations in your owner's manual, you run the very real risk of losing steering control due to Pitman Arm failure. When the Pitman Arm fails, there is no longer a connection between the sector shaft and the wheels. When that direct connection is lost, you lose the ability to steer, which can result in dangerous consequences.


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Scott

34 years of experience
548 reviews
Scott
34 years of experience
Jeep Cherokee L6-4.0L - Pitman Arm Replacement - Denver, Colorado
Very understanding and got the job done quickly and right definitely recommend him from this website.

Duane

25 years of experience
510 reviews
Duane
25 years of experience
Mercury Grand Marquis V8-4.6L - Pitman Arm - Lakeside, California
Duane's checked the work requested and found that most of it was not needed the real problem was something else , so he gave me a new quote for the needed repairs and saved me over 250.00 !!! Will recommend him to everyone I know!

Brian

24 years of experience
201 reviews
Brian
24 years of experience
GMC V1500 V8-5.7L - Pitman Arm - Hagerstown, Maryland
Brian was great, completed job within the time frame given and was on time.. Will definitely use him again and recommend him to anyone who is looking for a mechanic

Gregory

31 years of experience
383 reviews
Gregory
31 years of experience
Lincoln Navigator V8-5.4L - Pitman Arm - Denver, Colorado
Gregory showed up 10 minutes early. On top of that he was very informative about questions I had and even seen a heater hose that was cut that needed to be replaced. Greg even jumped my truck for me after which starts up fine now. Overall im very satisfied with my service which was 2 hours shorter than expected. Thank you so much your the best.

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