#469519
Hello to all 1959 and 1960 Cadillac ecto-1 owners .

In 1978 GM recall all 1959 and 1960 Cadillac (including commercial chassis) , recall is about a pitman arm defect , as we know most of the commercial chassis car where out of the road in 1979 and probably never been inspected for this defect , don't take a chance verify your pitman arm and replace it !!! an accident happen so fast .

Here's a text about this recall
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Martin
#471056
I found this article and checked the pitman arm on my Sedan Deville, it was the snappy one!
shipped in a replacement and fitted it, 150 ft lb torque was a struggle laying on my back!


happy days now though
#4842510
Holy poop. I used to turn wrench for a living and as I read through that article, that scares me. Not fun times to have your Pittman arm separate. I drive cars with linkage-driven steering because I love the way that car feels on the steering end of things. 1968 Mercury Montego, 2002 Ford P71 Police Interceptor.... Only reason I don't have a '59 Cadillac is budget and availability. But I know how that steering gear works and your warning scares me. I'm glad you put out that warning. Hopefully someone can replace their Pittman arm and rock on.
#4842618
just for fun I tried to see if GM would honour this for my '59 Caddy, as it had the original part # stamped Pitman arm.
didnt get too far, and ended up buying a correct replacement.

bad part to have fail when driving!!

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