Pitman arm

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1: steering wheel; 2: steering shaft; 3: steering gearbox; 4A: pitman arm; 5: tie rod

The Pitman arm is a part used in automobiles, trucks, SUVs and other vehicles to steer the wheels.[1] When the steering wheel is turned right or left the pitman transmits the motion it receives from the steering gearbox to the tie rod. A "drop pitman arm" is used to correct the steering when a vehicle has a suspension lift.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Steve Hendrickson; Gerry Burger, Hot Rodder's Bible : The Ultimate Guide to Building Your Dream Machine (Osceola, WI: MBI Publishing Co., 2000), p. 172
  2. Trenton McGee, 4x4 Suspension Handbook (North Branch, MN: CarTech, 2007), p. 142