Idler/pitman arm or center steering link may wear on GMC Safari

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: 133,333 (85,000–200,000)
16 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
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problem details
1997 GMC Safari 130,000 mi,
Second replacement of idler arms - common problem.
Idler arms go bad in 6 months to 2 years record of 4 sets since new
2001 GMC Safari 85,000 mi,
Replaced Arms, Approximately every 40K miles