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Revolute joint in pitman arm

Revolute joint in pitman arm

Revolute joint in pitman arm


I'm trying to figure out if there is a name for the revoulte joint integrated in a typical pitman arm that connects to a center link.
It looks like a ball joint, but it actually doesn't allow missaligment.

Are those joints sold seperatley from the pitman arm?


RE: Revolute joint in pitman arm


I meant the other side, like here:



RE: Revolute joint in pitman arm

My experience is you buy the whole idler arm.

RE: Revolute joint in pitman arm

FWIW in the previous millenium it was not completely unheard of for the pitman arm to have a tapered hole at that end, and an isolastic bushing with shaft and tapered end to be pressed into the idler arm. I seem to recall having to replace that bushing way more than the idler arm on my poor abused Corvairs.


RE: Revolute joint in pitman arm

The joints I've seen on pitman arms seemed to be ball joints. The joint on an idler arm often isn't a ball joint, as it forces some alignment.

Jay Maechtlen

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