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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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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
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I did not think I had a steering problem. But a mechanic said it was bad. So I had them replaced.
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.
How do I find out if was repair
Idle arms replacement and sway bar bushings replacement