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: 123,333 (85,000–186,000)
16 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
20 people reported this problem
2 people shared problem details
Idler arms go bad in 6 months to 2 years record of 4 sets since new
2001 GMC Safari85,000
Replaced Arms, Approximately every 40K miles
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