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HOW TO PUT FRONTEND IDLER ARM PITMAN ARM FRONT LEFT

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There is a nut that hold on the idler and pittman arms respectively
When taking off the arms. You need to mark them or check the alignment marks, This is represented by an arrow on the arms themselves.
Then you need a puller to remove the arms do not try and pry and bang them off. This could result in serious injury to you and serious damage to the car.

Do not move the steering at all. Keet the steering straight all the time.
When you go to replace the part it is very important to line up the marks on the arm to the splines. Other wise the vehicle alignment can never be adjusted and the steering wheel in the car will not sit straight .

Good luck

Once the parts are off do

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