Hilux aftermarket pitman arms

July 19, 2018

Pitman Arm Failures

CPP (Classic Performance Products), have reminded vehicle owners of a warning that on some of their tri-five Chev pitman arms, the ball stud can detach from the arm. The failure is reportedly due to the design and assembly methods utilised by the manufacturer of the component on the June 2015-Deember 2016 produced components 

Similarly, LVVTA have also recently discovered multiple similar failures on aftermarket Toyota Hilux pitman arms. One such arm is sold to suit the early, non-IFS Hilux range (1979-1997), while another failure has been of an unbranded arm. In all instances, the ball stud has torn away from the arm itself.

As such, it's recommended that LVV certifiers perform a thorough inspection of these components, and if, in any doubt, insist on the component being changed.

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