My pitman arm is hitting the alternator...suggestions?

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  1. Underliner6

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    I have read both sides of this argument. Mind if I ask how long you have been driving on the original linkage with the TA pitman arm for?
     
  2. badazz81z28

    badazz81z28 Veteran Member

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    The drag links are different. Been there...it may not be obvious, the drag link is different to accommodate the pitman arm for the drop. The drag link will not be horizontal with the ground with the wrong one.
     
  3. 1971CamaroGuy

    1971CamaroGuy LS Swapped 1971 Camaro

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    When I was buying mine I think I got the DS883 center link off eBay, it was a new old stock piece and priced fairly cheap I think. That would be where i would start looking, and you can set an email flag so when they pop up in your price range you'll know it.
     
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    Months of test driving checking other items but never once an issue with the linkage. I honestly didn’t even realize there could be an issue. I’m interested to hear more as my setup works just fine.
     
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    Well I don’t see why it “wouldn’t” work, it’s just not the right part. I’m sure over time it could cause abnormal wear in the ball joints and not operate as smooth. Can you post pics?
     
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    Yes sir will do in the AM
     
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    Pics of linkage
     

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    badazz81z28 Veteran Member

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    yes, as you can see your linkage is crooked. Not that it doesn’t work, it’s just not the right parts.
     
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    Ya definitely see it now but as stated before works just fine
     
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    Yup, as most would agree, I have OCD...that would be no bueno to me. As soon as I saw that on my car, I bought the whole TA kit.

    How access to that zerk fitting?
     

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