Idler/pitman arm or center steering link may wear on Chevrolet Astro

The idler arm, pitman arm, or center steering link may wear and cause excess play in the steering. If any of these components are replaced, the front end alignment should be checked.

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Average mileage: 154,600 (25,200–220,000)
16 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
27 people reported this problem
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2005 Chevrolet Astro 100,000 mi,
I did not think I had a steering problem. But a mechanic said it was bad. So I had them replaced.
2001 Chevrolet Astro 211,000 mi,
Idler arms need replacement
My astro is allwheel drive. I have two Idler-Arms and by design they operate in a slight bind. Iv'e replaced both of them at once and the steering is precise again. The steering balls are on the idler-arm not on the drag link as usual. They'er about $75.00 apiece.
1994 Chevrolet Astro 220,000 mi,
How do I find out if was repair
1993 Chevrolet Astro 25,200 mi,
Idle arms replacement and sway bar bushings replacement