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Old 03-29-2010, 08:52 AM   eBay Motors  #1 (permalink)
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Pitman arm and idler arm

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I.m just wondering what kind of job it is to change the pitman and idler arm on a 2007 duramax. I just had my truck serviced and the dealer told me I had to replace them but my warranty is up. They quoted me $1300.00. I only have 38,000 miles on the truck but warranty is only to 36,000.
$1300.00 seems a little steep. I'm wondering if I could do it myself, the parts are around $400.
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:06 AM   eBay Motors  #2 (permalink)
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I think you should be able to do this urself. Prolly gonna take a good aprt of the day to do and you'll need an alignmnet afterwards. I'm in the same boat, mine need to be replaced also. Check w/ one of the vendors here and get the idler/pitman support upgrade when you do.
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:11 AM   eBay Motors  #3 (permalink)
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Go back and talk with the service manager. He has the authority to fix your vehicle free even though the warranty is up. My dealer does it if you are a good customer and bought the vehicle at their dealership. They do this for loyal GM customers. It cost you nothing to ask.
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:11 AM   eBay Motors  #4 (permalink)
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you could change those parts in a matter of a few hours if you have the tools it takes. your best best would be to go ahead and get the braces from them as well. i have a new set of MOOG P&I arms still in the box as well as the braces for each(thank you Chad). if you want i can give you the website i got my arms from( cost about $170 with shipping) then give alligatorperformance a shout and get you some braces.
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:17 AM   eBay Motors  #5 (permalink)
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do it yourself and save a grand
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uhh...i think there a little more than that
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uhh...i think there a little more than that
the arms i got only ran me $170

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I agree with penster. If you're only 2,000 miles out of warranty they should fix it for you. At only 38k this shouldn't be a problem anyway, it's pathetic. It's not like you're running a lift and huge tires and wheels. I would start out nicely while getting these points across, then add a little pressure, then tell them to go f themselves and promise bad publicity and to never come back. If they won't work with you at least you know to not do any more business with them. You could do it yourself or get a trusted mechanic to do it for much less.
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:43 AM   eBay Motors  #10 (permalink)
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Actually you can get the Moog idler and pitman arms from dmaxstore.com for alot cheaper. Its about $250 for both. Im not sure about the RockAuto ones. If they are Moog too, then go with them.
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