Idler/Pitman Arm May Wear and Cause Looseness in Steering on Chevrolet Impala SS

The idler arm or pitman arm may wear causing looseness in the steering. When this occurs the front suspension will not be able to be aligned correctly.

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Average mileage: 98,931 (98,300–99,563)
3 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996
6 people reported this problem
2 people shared problem details
front end wanders when in road grooves, steering wheel 1/8th turned to left, no positive road steering
i was driving and i think it was the pitman rod that broke, my front right slamed to the ground, luckly i wasnt on the freeway or speeding.

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