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post #1 of 5 Old 01-09-2019, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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Steering question: stock pitman arm?

Hey guys, i've got a new to me CJ5 that has a small lift on it. One of the first things i want to fix besides the fuel leak on the filler tube is the steering. It's got a bit of bump steer shimmy going on and i was thinking it might be the bushings need to be replaced, however after closer inspection i think one of my problems may be the pitman arm. It looks like someone replaced the stock with a drop pitman and then installed it upside down.

Am i correct that the stock arm is straight? So the one on here is probably aftermarket. And if so there's no reason the pitman arm should be curved up toward the engine correct?

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post #2 of 5 Old 01-09-2019, 02:55 PM
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Yes the stock arm is straight. the box end splines are tapered so it won't go on upside down and also the taper for the draglink would be backwards. it is likely some gm car pitman arm from the 70's that had that taper. also a chance that your jeep was manual steering and that arm was on the junkyard gm car steering box that was swapped in. your options are going back to a stock arm or doing a flip on the draglink to put the joint above the knuckle. Most of your steering issue though is likely caster related with those overly long shackle.



But, i would more be focused on getting the correct radiator installed for your Chevy motor before you rip/puncture that lower radiator hose hanging out down there.

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Looks more like heated up and bent.
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Most of your steering issue though is likely caster related with those overly long shackle.
Yup.

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Looks more like heated up and bent.
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post #5 of 5 Old 01-12-2019, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Guys, yeah that radiator hose had me a little worried too. The shackles are pretty long. Thanks for the info!
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