Idler/Pitman Arm May Wear and Cause Looseness in Steering on Buick Roadmaster

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 97,600 (25,000–214,000)
6 model years affected: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, more1995, 1996
12 people reported this problem
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After replacing all front-end parts, ball joints, tie rod ends, centerlink, and idler arm, the steering is still loose and wanders. The steering box is loose and worn prematurely.
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.