68 riviera cross for pitman arm ?

Discussion in 'Wrenchin' Secrets' started by Paul Arensberg, Jul 20, 2020.

  1. Paul Arensberg

    Paul Arensberg Active Member

    Hell wondering if there is any other pitman arm i can use off another model or year for 68 riviera ?
     
  2. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

  3. Paul Arensberg

    Paul Arensberg Active Member

    Looks to be the same . just couldnt find anyone reproducing any
     
  4. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    Not for a Riviera. It isn't really much of a wear item. They make the A body ones.
     
  5. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Its actually NOT a wear item. Unless its bent or broken, it doesnt need to be changed. The joint is on the centerlink
     
  6. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    I was thinking eventually that the taper would get a bit egged out, that's about it.
     
  7. Paul Arensberg

    Paul Arensberg Active Member

    Okay just thinking on changing whole front end a lot of play in steering
     
  8. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    If I was you, I'd check the front end and only replace what is worn. The parts available today are not as good as used to be available.
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2020
  9. telriv

    telriv Well-Known Member

    Paul,

    Just replace the loose components ONLY. The junk available today will wear out long before your originals IF they have been maintained properly. Most likely you have a worn center link, idler arm or outer tie rod ends.
    ALSO check the lower ball joints.
    Do yourself a favor & DON'T buy any complete kits as most ALL of the components are JUNK.

    Tom T.
     
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  10. mobileparts123

    mobileparts123 Well-Known Member

    AND --- If you want to replace with USA components..... I even have a pair of N.O.S. ++ MOOG ++ Lower Ball Joints++
    Right Now....
    Always best to simply call me --- Craig ---
    516 - 485 - 1935 ..... New York.....

    As Tom T. Mentions, ALL the offered "kits" are Chineseum garbage.....
     
  11. Paul Arensberg

    Paul Arensberg Active Member

    Thankyou . I have bought every part now except inner and outer tierods
     

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