Counting the upper and lower ball joints, there should be 10, I believe.
4 for the upper and lower ball joints, 4 for the inner and outer tie
rod ends, 2 for the pitman and idler arms....oops, make that 3 for
the pitman and idler arms...so 11 in total.
Even w/ a flexible hose the tops of the idler/pitman are a "bear!" I have to
remove the skid plate from the frame to get to the passenger side fitting.
There just isn't an easy way to do it as far as I've found over the past two
years. Some scraped knuckles await! :-)
I've got 11 on my my 1500...
Ball joints, upper/lower = 4
Tie rods, inner/outer = 4
One on the pitman arm side of the idler arm, two on the "other side" of the
Idler arm is the correct term, right? The bar that connects the tie rods
together, and has a swiveling mount to the frame. It's what the pitman arm off
the steering box bolts to.
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