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.
Car Problem Reports
Buick Roadmaster Idler/Pitman Arm May Wear and Cause Looseness in Steering
Buick Roadmaster Problem
Average Mileage: 88,000 mi (25,000 mi - 214,000 mi)
Visitor, 1996 Buick Roadmaster, 25,000 mi
This Roadmaster is always garaged with 25,000 original miles & original owners still has it. Went to Monroe for a oil change came out with a $700.00 charge for idler/piman arm & they said my wheel bearings were loose & the wheels could fall off. I hope that i wasnt taken for all the work it needed with only 25,00 miles on it.
Monroe muffler went in for a simple oil chang came out with a $700.00 bill for this & a idler arm.