View Full Version : Pitman Arm/Center Link fit question--Yes I'm Neurotic!!

09-22-2010, 06:09 PM

I know the fit between a Pitman Arm and the Center Link shank it fits on is tight, but I just wanted to make sure mine fits reasonably well before I torque down on it.

Center Link Shaft: top: 0.5" Bottom: 0.567"
Pitman Arm: top hole inner diam: 0 .47" Bottom hole diam: 0.55"

Gap between bottom face of Pitman Arm & shaft bottom as seen in the pic below: 0.21"

Is this fit acceptable or will it be too tight once I tighten it down?


09-22-2010, 09:47 PM
thats fine, the hole and shaft are conical. after you shoot some grease and dirt in there you'll barely notice it.

09-23-2010, 04:46 AM
Thanks Mr Quick. I've been piecing my suspension together all summer and wanted to make sure I don't screw it up at the very end.

09-23-2010, 09:37 AM
your doing good.

It would take an act of Olympus to close that gap.

I seem to remember a foam type disc that you can put in there to keep the crud out.


09-23-2010, 09:44 AM
yes..I removed it for the picture so you could see the actual gap.

09-23-2010, 06:27 PM
The gap is there so it can swivel.